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  Topic: Who on biobees is treatment-free?
samphorgatherer

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PostForum: Bee health: the treatment (or not) of bee pests and diseases   Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 9:24 pm   Subject: Who on biobees is treatment-free?
I don`t treat at all and nor do the majority of beekeepers in Lleyn, Eifionydd and Meirionydd, N Wales.
I sat on the fence for many years doing bits of treatment with thymol here and there but sinc ...
  Topic: Who on biobees is treatment-free?
samphorgatherer

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PostForum: Bee health: the treatment (or not) of bee pests and diseases   Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:00 pm   Subject: Who on biobees is treatment-free?
samphorgatherer thank you for sharing. I have some questions;

Are your frames foundationless?
Do you use small cell and if not what size do you use?
How is the forage in your area?
Did you treat ...
  Topic: Who on biobees is treatment-free?
samphorgatherer

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PostForum: Bee health: the treatment (or not) of bee pests and diseases   Posted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 10:48 pm   Subject: Who on biobees is treatment-free?
I have had higher than normal losses this year but plenty of good healthy ones left to breed from. Talking to other non-treaters last week I`ve been harder hit than most but no harder than treating b ...
 
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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.

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