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Patrick Thomas 0 33 Sun Jan 26, 2020 3:00 pm
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Patrick Thomas 0 1333 Thu Mar 21, 2019 2:10 pm
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Adriaan 0 3926 Fri Feb 22, 2019 6:05 pm
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cloudy 0 2675 Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:58 pm
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Patrick Thomas 0 2268 Sun Oct 28, 2018 4:59 pm
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Patrick Thomas 0 2003 Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:13 pm
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No new posts Perone Hive I present the PermaMeliponicultura and the Oscar Perone hive
Oscarperone 0 3264 Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:27 pm
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Leila 0 3068 Mon Sep 10, 2018 3:31 pm
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Patrick Thomas 0 2322 Thu Aug 23, 2018 12:20 am
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Adriaan 0 5412 Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:31 pm
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No new posts URGENT Help needed now! How can I move a hive?
Qiset 0 2500 Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:25 pm
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Patrick Thomas 0 2331 Sat Jul 28, 2018 6:49 pm
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Patrick Thomas 0 2298 Sat Jul 28, 2018 6:45 pm
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No new posts Balanced Beekeeping events and training conference 'learning from the bees' in the Netherlands
Adriaan 0 2365 Tue Jul 24, 2018 7:48 am
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No new posts TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media Took a chainsaw to these bees!!!
Patrick Thomas 0 2462 Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:39 pm
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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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