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  Topic: Doorstep honey sales
professor

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PostForum: Bright ideas, experiments and projects   Posted: Mon Oct 29, 2012 10:26 pm   Subject: Doorstep honey sales
I would like to add a couple comments:

There is no reason to assume that selling bee products, bees, or honey needs to conflict with any beekeeper's efforts at a more natural beekeeping management ...
  Topic: Living in a bee house
professor

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PostForum: Photo gallery   Posted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 11:07 pm   Subject: Living in a bee house
Pretty neat Bernhard!! Thanks for sharing. Smile
  Topic: Steps in the right direction!
professor

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PostForum: Bee health: the treatment (or not) of bee pests and diseases   Posted: Sun Oct 18, 2009 8:32 pm   Subject: Steps in the right direction!
Well at least something is being done so I voted progress. Time will tell if it is just budget expenditure or concrete data. Smile
 
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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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