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  Topic: The Beekeeper's Handbook
sedupage91

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PostForum: Beekeeping Book and Product Reviews   Posted: Fri Oct 03, 2014 2:46 am   Subject: Great Bee reference book
Honey Bee Biology and Beekeeping

Even convinced my local public library to purchase a copy!! Laughing
  Topic: Top bar bee keepers in and near Chicago illinois, USA
sedupage91

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PostForum: Local Groups and Mentors, USA and CA   Posted: Wed Sep 10, 2014 7:23 pm   Subject: Re: Top bar bee keepers in and near Chicago illinois, USA
Is there anyone out there keeping bees in a HTBH? When I mention it to other bee keepers they look at me like I have 3rd eye

Yes, Ive picked up those same vibes, but gonna go into it slowly and le ...
  Topic: Top bar bee keepers in and near Chicago illinois, USA
sedupage91

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PostForum: Local Groups and Mentors, USA and CA   Posted: Wed Sep 10, 2014 7:20 pm   Subject: Re: Hi
[quote="drmolkad"]I'm located southeast of you in Glen Ellyn and a newbie,[/quote

Im in Willowbrook, yes kinda barren, gonna hang in there an hope for a TBH mentor!!
Checking out local ...
 
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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)

Barefoot Beekeeper Podcast



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