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  Topic: worst beekeeper ever?!
mrspicklebockle

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PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Wed May 20, 2015 11:51 pm   Subject: thanks
Thanks for the reply and reassurance Smile
  Topic: worst beekeeper ever?!
mrspicklebockle

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Views: 6188

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Wed May 20, 2015 1:20 pm   Subject: worst beekeeper ever?!
I think I'm after reassurance that I did the right thing today but I'm really not sure I should get it.. what do you think....am I the worst beekeeper ever??
Several weeks ago I went into my Horizont ...
  Topic: Why are the bees not going down?
mrspicklebockle

Replies: 8
Views: 11654

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Fri Apr 24, 2015 12:09 pm   Subject: Thanks
Thanks so much you three- food for thought Smile

I'd be really keen to read the article about "nadiring colonies the first year then supers the second." I'l try and find it but I'd be gratef ...
  Topic: Why are the bees not going down?
mrspicklebockle

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Views: 11654

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Thu Apr 23, 2015 7:58 pm   Subject: Why are the bees not going down?
I added a new box to my warre hive weeks ago and despite the other boxes being packed to the rafters (and possible QC spotting) they are not building down? Any ideas why? Could there be something abou ...
  Topic: Is it a swarm?!
mrspicklebockle

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PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Wed May 07, 2014 6:15 pm   Subject: Is it a swarm?!
Thanks to both for replying.

Firstly, can you confirm that there is no fighting going on?
pretty sure no fighting

Secondly can you check to see if there has been any comb collapse?
no comb c ...
  Topic: Is it a swarm?!
mrspicklebockle

Replies: 7
Views: 13025

PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Wed May 07, 2014 1:44 pm   Subject: Is it a swarm?!
For the last two weeks my bees have been gathering en masse underneath the mesh floor of my horizontonal hive and also at the entrance. At first I presumed they needed more space but they have the ful ...
 
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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

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