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  Topic: Embercombe Natural Beekeeping Course, Devon UK 24 -26 April

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PostForum: Balanced Beekeeping events and training   Posted: Sun Feb 22, 2015 12:28 pm   Subject: Embercombe Natural Beekeeping Course, Devon UK 24 -26 April
Embercombe offers a Natural Beekeeping course, which is suitable for beginners and those unfamiliar with natural beekeeping practises. Whatever your level of experience this course will give you the c ...
  Topic: New group forming in Teign Valley, Devon

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PostForum: Local Groups and Mentors, UK and Ireland   Posted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 11:25 am   Subject: New group forming in Teign Valley, Devon
Hello from Embercombe. We are looking forward to welcoming beekeepers this Saturday 16th March at 10.30 am. This is to discuss the setting up of a natural beekeeping group centred in the Teign Valley ...
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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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