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  Topic: Eco floor and follower boards
suffo1k

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PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Thu May 28, 2015 8:09 pm   Subject: Eco floor and follower boards
Found a convenient pile of weathered wood chips (whilst out walking the dog) left over from clearing trees by contractors. An ideal material I think, so the lining not needed.
Thanks to all.
  Topic: Eco floor and follower boards
suffo1k

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PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Sat Jan 24, 2015 8:15 am   Subject: Eco floor and follower boards
That's useful to know.
Will perhaps make modifications, a piece of pondliner with a few perferations on top of the wire mesh?

Thanks for the advice,
Matt
  Topic: Eco floor and follower boards
suffo1k

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PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Sat Jan 24, 2015 7:50 am   Subject: Eco floor and follower boards
Hi Adam, thanks for that.
Sorry about the late reply - had computer issues (now resolved-hopefully).

Does the flooring material have to be changed often? May influence how I secure it to the main ...
  Topic: Eco floor and follower boards
suffo1k

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PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Wed Jan 21, 2015 8:01 pm   Subject: Eco floor and follower boards
Hello,
Am using Phil’s 'Building a TBH’ book as reference for my first TBH build.
Just assessing the materials needed, and have a question regarding the follower boards.

I want to add the removab ...
 
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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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