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  Topic: Sheep wool insulation?
magger

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PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Fri Oct 17, 2014 7:10 am   Subject: Sheep wool insulation?
Yes, Che is correct, really it is just rinsing the wool. Too hot or too much agitation turns it to felt. However for this purpose a bit of felting doesn't really matter.
Mary
  Topic: Sheep wool insulation?
magger

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PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Thu Oct 16, 2014 5:18 pm   Subject: Sheep wool insulation?
Hi
I have used scrap sheeps wool as an insulation layer for the past three winters and it has been great. However I did give it a wash. Not very thorough, just to get the worst off. I did this wh ...
 
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Quality Top Bar Hives by Andrew Vidler

Conserving wild bees

Research suggests that bumble bee boxes have a very low success rate in actually attracting bees into them. We find that if you create an environment where first of all you can attract mice inside, such as a pile of stones, a drystone wall, paving slabs with intentionally made cavities underneath, this will increase the success rate.

Most bumble bee species need a dry space about the size a football, with a narrow entrance tunnel approximately 2cm in diameter and 20 cm long. Most species nest underground along the base of a linear feature such as a hedge or wall. Sites need to be sheltered and out of direct sunlight.

There is a spectacular display of wild bee hotels here

More about bumblebees and solitary bees here

Information about the Tree Bumblebee (Bombus hypnorum)

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