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  Topic: Ask a Bee Inspector

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PostForum: Ask a Bee Inspector   Posted: Mon Oct 24, 2011 1:23 pm   Subject: Ask a Bee Inspector
great idea and thanks phil

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  Topic: Mesh floor material

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PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Fri Jun 03, 2011 9:27 am   Subject: Mesh floor material
after a bit of searching have found these guys

3-4mm opening

insect netting

comes in mtr lengths or a roll of 100 mtr

which works out at about 1.10 per hive

if your building 200 hives ...
  Topic: Finding Feral Bee Colonies - Beelining

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PostForum: Wild and feral honeybees and other bee species   Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2011 3:11 pm   Subject: Finding Feral Bee Colonies - Beelining
funny to find this topic as only last week i used it to find another ferel colony in the industrial estate i work on. a lovely bush was covered in about 5 diferent types of bees including honeybees. o ...
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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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