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  Topic: Propolis and bee health
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PostForum: Photo gallery   Posted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 3:08 pm   Subject: Do bees like moss?
I thought the bee was getting water
  Topic: My First Hive and Swarm
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PostForum: Photo gallery   Posted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 3:03 pm   Subject: My First Hive and Swarm
the great, congratulations you
 
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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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