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charentejohn 0 9619 Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:23 am
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Patrick Thomas 0 5533 Fri Oct 04, 2019 12:31 am
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Patrick Thomas 0 5490 Thu Oct 03, 2019 3:51 am
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No new posts Beginners start here Queen or no queen.
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No new posts Horizontal top bar hives Reasons to NOT use periscope entrances?
joshrobs 0 6428 Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:57 am
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Patrick Thomas 0 5945 Tue Jul 02, 2019 3:33 pm
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Patrick Thomas 0 5968 Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:47 pm
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Patrick Thomas 0 6069 Tue May 07, 2019 1:47 pm
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Patrick Thomas 0 6141 Sat Apr 20, 2019 11:45 am
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Patrick Thomas 0 6352 Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:23 pm
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Patrick Thomas 0 6042 Tue Mar 26, 2019 5:09 pm
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Patrick Thomas 0 6124 Thu Mar 21, 2019 2:10 pm
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Patrick Thomas 0 6127 Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:05 pm
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Patrick Thomas 0 7148 Tue Feb 26, 2019 1:51 am
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No new posts Wild and feral honeybees and other bee species giant black bee rediscovered in Indonesia
Adriaan 0 14357 Fri Feb 22, 2019 6:05 pm
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Patrick Thomas 0 6194 Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:05 pm
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Patrick Thomas 0 6061 Sun Feb 03, 2019 11:49 pm
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Patrick Thomas 0 6016 Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:35 pm
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No new posts Horizontal top bar hives Using cork for a top bar hive
cloudy 0 8062 Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:58 pm
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No new posts TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media Top Bar Removal - Mobile Home - Chest Stings Hurt !!!!
Patrick Thomas 0 6687 Sun Oct 28, 2018 4:59 pm
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Patrick Thomas 0 6522 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 8085 Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:27 pm
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Leila 0 8873 Mon Sep 10, 2018 3:31 pm
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No new posts Conventional and miscellaneous hives Zest Hive experience
donkeyotay 0 8174 Sun Aug 26, 2018 5:01 pm
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No new posts TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media Inspection of foundationless, treatment-free Langstroth
Patrick Thomas 0 6927 Thu Aug 23, 2018 12:20 am
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No new posts Environmental issues, GM, pesticides and campaigning Beeware of sulfoxaflor
Adriaan 0 13632 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 7430 Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:25 pm
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No new posts TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media An entire succesful trap-out series on big tree
Patrick Thomas 0 6950 Sat Jul 28, 2018 6:49 pm
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Patrick Thomas 0 6818 Sat Jul 28, 2018 6:45 pm
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No new posts TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media Took a chainsaw to these bees!!!
Patrick Thomas 0 6956 Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:39 pm
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No new posts TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media No bee vac at first made removal harder - but made save
Patrick Thomas 0 7226 Tue Jun 26, 2018 11:56 pm
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No new posts TV, Video, Blogs and Other Media Ball-of-bees went about 6-feet back, I was to find out
Patrick Thomas 0 7066 Sun Jun 24, 2018 1:02 pm
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No new posts Bee products, recipes, bee plants and apitherapy Apitherapy Book Charles Mraz Healt and the honeybee
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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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