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  Topic: Bees Back in Chimney
sheena

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PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Mon Jun 09, 2014 8:40 pm   Subject: Bees Back in Chimney
After much discussion with my husband and Chris Crook, we have decided to let the bees decide if they wish to stay. We are leaving the woodburner alight for a couple more days in the hope that the be ...
  Topic: Bees Back in Chimney
sheena

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PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Mon Jun 09, 2014 6:22 am   Subject: Bees Back in Chimney
We had bees removed from one of our chimneys last year and had a woodburner and liner fitted using the adjacent chimney. Unfortunately a swarm of bees arrived at lunchtime yesterday and have settled ...
 
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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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