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  Topic: Living in a bee house

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PostForum: Photo gallery   Posted: Mon Mar 26, 2012 2:51 pm   Subject: Living in a bee house
Hi Bernhard
Brilliant photographs! You must be very patient - digital has much to be thanked for; can you imagine doing this with 35mm film?

With regard to bees landing on bees. I was sitting watc ...
  Topic: Corny Joke

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PostForum: Foraging on the Far Side   Posted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 7:15 am   Subject: Corny Joke
And another.............

Q How did Noah know how many bees he had?

A He consulted his Ark-Hive!
  Topic: Corny Joke

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PostForum: Foraging on the Far Side   Posted: Sat Mar 03, 2012 7:36 pm   Subject: Corny Joke
I'm certain I posted something previously in a 'Humour/Jokes' section but can I find it now? Anyway here goes:

An old man goes into a record shop and tells the assistant that he is very interested ...
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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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