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  Topic: How to move oil drum with bee colony
wilmer

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PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Tue Jun 17, 2014 10:37 am   Subject: How to move oil drum with bee colony
Thanks for your reply mr Smith. And sorry for my late reaction. We live in a rural area with no access to Internet.

It's a big drum, I think a 55 gallon one. The drum is sealed on top and bottom e ...
  Topic: How to move oil drum with bee colony
wilmer

Replies: 3
Views: 10109

PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Sat May 03, 2014 12:45 pm   Subject: How to move oil drum with bee colony
Hi everyone,

I'm new to beekeeping, and have hived my first swam earlier this year.

We have had swarms arriving and setteling in odd places the last few years, and this was the reason to start k ...
 
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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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More about bumblebees and solitary bees here

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