Started keeping bees

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  1. KatjaMontaldos

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    @T. Guppy just make sure you place it in a nice spot. As my boyfriend put he’s up before I did and he hasn’t gotten any bees yet (he put it up in January) so he will be moving he’s soon to a nice bushy place under a tree to see if that works better.
     
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    @DoubleDutch where did you get those reeds and bamboo poles from? Did you buy them or collect them from nature?
     
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    They were bought Katja.
    I did saw the bamboo to the right size.

    But especially the reeds could be collected from nature as well (no bamboo here)

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    @KatjaMontaldos I'll keep that in mind! The lady that sold it to us did also warn us to be mindful of where we put it. Fussy little bees..
     
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    I've also seen the ones made from those hollow poles! My nursery used to sell them. They're called bug houses! Very cute!
     
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    We should ALL be VERY VERY VERRRY worried about the bees of the world. There is a terrible virus affecting the African Honey Bee. The African honey bee has moved from Central America to the North - it is killing off all the American honey bees as they are far less aggressive. The French gov have recently BANNED all and any insecticide that can kill bees. The world food production is in for a big surprise - if we kill off the bees where will that leave us humans. So many fruits and veggies are dependent on bees for producing fruit and veg. Imagine having to pollinate millions of acres for fruit and veg by hand to be able to harvest the produce. Bess are threatened all over the world because of ( dare I say it) climate change. The world population of bees, as I have said, are threatened, and yet we humans carry on spraying and using fertilizers as if there is nothing wrong.
    We ALL need to do something to save our bees - it might not be too late - if only governments would wake up and smell the roses!!!!
    By the way - it is HIGHLY illegal to bring any honey into S.A. There is a real threat to bring in virus's that affect our African Bees so please never bring a bottle of honey if you are thinking of doing so.
     
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    Friend made this some years ago. There is great doubt Albert have ever said so, but okay hahahaha.

    I believe there are 49 bee-species living here. A lot live solitary and so a the ones in the insect / bug - hotel.

    I doubt the French government has forbidden the use of insecticides and pesticides. That's has to be decided by the European community in Brussels. The thing is there are hardly taken any measurements. Hoping this will chamge soon. Another thing is the intensive agriculture. No flowers anymore in the meadows, pnly green grass that can eb harvested 7 times a year.

    Birdspecies are in decline now insects are too cause of this.








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    Made these short super slowmotionvids





    A solitary Wallpaper bee seemed to have checked in my hotel[​IMG][​IMG]

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    Wow, those slow motion shots is awesome, gives one another perspective on bees :thumbup:
     
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    You are completely right. My appologies doubting it and thanks for sharing.

    Causing my doubts :

    - France is always the latest country to take actions like these.
    - The European Union is dictation EVERYTHING here nowadays, so it is quite strange there is a country that takes more measurements than the EU does.
    - French are always afraid they will be outcompeted by countries that keep using (as mentioned in the article as well).
    - France is one of the big users of money from the EU.

    Funny thing is I haven't seen a word about this in our media hahaha. Hoping a lot more will be forbidden.

    I'll send the article to our beekeepinggroup and will ask if they know this.

    Thanks again.




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    @eros111 You appear to be completely correct.

    The organic agriculture seems to be quite big overthere and as my teacher stated "every Frenchman has a farmer in his family".

    We Dutch seem to be among the countries that won't take serious action (probably cause of the intensive farming we do here).

    Again : You were 100% correct and I was wrong.

    I should emigrate to France. Mwaaaaaa not sure aboit that.

    Thanks again for correcting me !

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    Just an awesome read, and gets better with each new post. Can't believe how the hives has taken off and grown. Always amazes me that they learn in bee school to build their hives between the 4 square wooden sides and to keep all patterns exactly the same shape and size
     
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    Airco bees

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    Buzzzzzzzzzy beeeeezzzzzz

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