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  Topic: Unusually nasty sting reaction
worrywort

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PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 5:32 am   Subject: swelling
When i took up beekeeping, my first sting on the back of my hand gave me a forearm like Popeye. a couple of days later when visiting a friend in hospital, a nurse sat me down, examined it, asked how a ...
  Topic: Condensation problem?
worrywort

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PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 5:22 am   Subject: condensation
Hello There.
dont panic this happens to me in the UK during the cold months.
try drilling a couple of 1/8" holes in each corner of the floor to allow the water to drain out. (with the floor off ...
 
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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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