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  Topic: feeding fondant to TBH in fall and winter
vicmiester

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PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Wed Nov 18, 2015 3:52 am   Subject: Re: fondant feeding in winter
Hi , I will try to get a pic to post , new to this forum but will attempt !! I have just been checking the fondant in all 8 hives and so far so good, using Phil Chandlers way o f spreading the fondant ...
  Topic: feeding fondant to TBH in fall and winter
vicmiester

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PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Sun Nov 15, 2015 2:14 am   Subject: Feeding fondant in winter
I have successfully made follower boards for all of our TBH's that can hold fondant by attaching a small edging to keep fondant from falling in to the hive body, after pouring and spreading the fondan ...
  Topic: feeding fondant to TBH in fall and winter
vicmiester

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PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Sat Nov 07, 2015 3:00 am   Subject: re: fondant feeding
Thanks so much for that , I will try putting the bags on the floor with slits , as well as on the follower board , we have extremely long winters here in NL so we will need to feed for many months to ...
  Topic: feeding fondant to TBH in fall and winter
vicmiester

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PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Fri Nov 06, 2015 4:15 pm   Subject: feeding fondant to TBH in fall and winter
Hi we have been bee keepers here in Newfoundland for 3 years now with TBH and have been trying to follow as best we can the Natural way and we got 8 hives and 6 of the 8 had a terrible summer to gathe ...
 
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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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