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  1. #1
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    Default Supplemental Bumble Bee Nest Setups

    I am trying this with local ground nesting species. Queens feeding up with some starting to look around on ground. Anyone done this with success? I have found a couple papers indicating procedures although no real assessment given as to how effective approaches are. With all this effort, foraging habitat appears to be more limiting although for bumble bees I think improvements can be made more readily than for honey bees

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    New Albany, Ohio, USA
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    Default Re: Supplemental Bumble Bee Nest Setups

    In my limited experience with placing nest boxes, it can be pretty hit and miss. Try a quick search for "Marla Spivak and bumble bees". She has co-authored some how to books on raising bumble bees. Or, Sydney Cameron, more on the research side.
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