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  Topic: Feeding Bees in A Barrel Skep
tracywebb

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PostForum: Ask a Bee Inspector   Posted: Sun Sep 14, 2014 8:43 am   Subject: Feeding Bees in A Barrel Skep
Hi Luc, Thank you for your reply. Very helpful Smile
  Topic: Bee Immunity and Health Research
tracywebb

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PostForum: Bright ideas, experiments and projects   Posted: Sat Sep 13, 2014 9:56 am   Subject: Bee Immunity and Health Research
I wonder if anyone would do some research on the quality of the bee's productivity, resilience, performance and health on their own honey opposed to those raised on sugar/fondant/syrup...

As a nat ...
  Topic: Bee Immunity and Health Research
tracywebb

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PostForum: Bright ideas, experiments and projects   Posted: Fri Sep 12, 2014 5:13 pm   Subject: Bee Immunity and Health Research
Thanks AugustC, I was thinking along the line of whether they are more productive/healthy/strong/ on their own honey in the tine they are alive rather than living longer and being impaired.

Thanks ...
  Topic: Bee Immunity and Health Research
tracywebb

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PostForum: Bright ideas, experiments and projects   Posted: Fri Sep 12, 2014 11:32 am   Subject: Bee Immunity and Health Research
That has shocked me. I was sure they would thrive on their on own food better than sugar. Wow! Thanks for replying Smile
  Topic: Bee Immunity and Health Research
tracywebb

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Views: 16894

PostForum: Bright ideas, experiments and projects   Posted: Fri Sep 12, 2014 9:02 am   Subject: Bee Immunity and Health Research
Has any research been done on the resilience of bees allowed to feed on their own honey opposed to those fed on syrup/sugar water and denied their stores?

I believe that bees not allowed to eat the ...
  Topic: Feeding Bees in A Barrel Skep
tracywebb

Replies: 2
Views: 8438

PostForum: Ask a Bee Inspector   Posted: Fri Sep 12, 2014 8:54 am   Subject: Feeding Bees in A Barrel Skep
Hi there,

I have a fairly new swarm - 3 or so months - from my national hive, moved into a half whiskey barrel 'skep'. I had a look in the other day and there is potentially not enough stores to la ...
 
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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

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