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Another Beginners question- Distance between hives
« on: February 25, 2008, 10:55:40 PM »
My first two sets of bees will be coming in approximately six weeks.  I have been watching the sun rise the past few weeks trying to find a place that will get sunlight as early as possible in the morning.  My question is if I should put the two bee hives close together.  Should they be 3 feet apart, 10 feet apart or 10-20 yards apart etc?

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Re: Another Beginners question- Distance between hives
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2008, 11:08:43 PM »
well my hives are a few inches apart. i have not paid much attention to drifting but both hives are strong. the way i make my hive stands my hives are pretty close together.

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Re: Another Beginners question- Distance between hives
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2008, 11:33:15 PM »
Bumping each other is OK.
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Re: Another Beginners question- Distance between hives
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2008, 11:43:53 PM »
My first two sets of bees will be coming in approximately six weeks.  I have been watching the sun rise the past few weeks trying to find a place that will get sunlight as early as possible in the morning.  My question is if I should put the two bee hives close together.  Should they be 3 feet apart, 10 feet apart or 10-20 yards apart etc?

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I like to build stands to put my hives on and leave enough space beside them to place top covers and frames etc...

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Re: Another Beginners question- Distance between hives
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2008, 11:46:54 PM »
My girls don't seem to mind close neighbors.

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Re: Another Beginners question- Distance between hives
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2008, 11:50:26 PM »
I have just enough space to totally walk around both hives.

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Re: Another Beginners question- Distance between hives
« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2008, 11:52:25 PM »
jester7891.  I am with Annette, I leave enough space between each of my hives that I can access them either side, depending on what side I need or want to work on, that is enough space.  Have a wonderful and awesome day, love our life we live.  Cindi
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Re: Another Beginners question- Distance between hives
« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2008, 08:07:53 AM »
Ours are usually side by side on a common stand.  Up in Maine they're three abreast.  I don't worry about being able to walk around them, anything we need to do can be done from the back, and we can reach around front if we want to smoke from the front.

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Re: Another Beginners question- Distance between hives
« Reply #9 on: February 26, 2008, 09:40:33 AM »
http://www.bushfarms.com/beesmisc.htm#hivestand

Michael, I believe I have seen this plant before. I will have to be on the look out for it. Do you just rub the leaves on the stung spot?

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Re: Another Beginners question- Distance between hives
« Reply #10 on: February 26, 2008, 10:32:18 AM »
prefer the 360 approach in case the wind changes direction to avoid returning foragers myself. Also, one hive can be hot and it has less effect than when they are touching each other.
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Re: Another Beginners question- Distance between hives
« Reply #11 on: February 26, 2008, 10:34:59 AM »
http://www.bushfarms.com/beesmisc.htm#hivestand

Michael, I believe I have seen this plant before. I will have to be on the look out for it. Do you just rub the leaves on the stung spot?

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JP, no, you chew on it and the juices you rub on the plant, or you could take the pulverized leaf and rub it on, it is the juice from the leaves.  It really works for a number of things. Beautiful day, great life, Cindi
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Re: Another Beginners question- Distance between hives
« Reply #12 on: February 26, 2008, 11:12:25 AM »
Oh goodie, I learned something new today!  There is TONS of plantain all over here so I can experiment!  Those top clips look like a good idea instead of bricks..it's very windy here at times in the foothills of the cascades!  Have a great day!  Jody
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Re: Another Beginners question- Distance between hives
« Reply #13 on: February 26, 2008, 11:37:24 AM »
We get some wind also. Had gust up to 53 MPH yesterday, so they say. Wind today is only suppose to be 20 MPH but it is already 20 MPH and gust to 26 MPH. I use cinder blocks to keep everything on the ground.
 
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Re: Another Beginners question- Distance between hives
« Reply #14 on: February 27, 2008, 03:31:29 AM »


Michael, I believe I have seen this plant before. I will have to be on the look out for it. Do you just rub the leaves on the stung spot?

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Re: Another Beginners question- Distance between hives
« Reply #15 on: February 27, 2008, 08:28:51 AM »
>Do you just rub the leaves on the stung spot?

Basically, except it doesn't produce a lot of sap, so I usually bite it to crush it (as it says on the page) enough to get some juice out of it.  Some chew it.

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Re: Another Beginners question- Distance between hives
« Reply #16 on: February 27, 2008, 11:39:52 AM »
As an aside, chewing plantain actually tastes kind of good.  I really don't mind that taste at all, I would not even call it close to bitter or anything like that.

  I wonder if plantain would be good for cancer sores, my Daughter gets those now and then and when she does, they are honking bad, really bad. She does not get them nearly to the degree that she did years ago.  I love to find remedies to relieve people of pain, I know that my little jar of honey that has propolis blobs in it has pain relieving properties, seen that time and time again.  Have a wonderful and beautiful day on this greatest of planets, Earth.  Cindi
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Re: Another Beginners question- Distance between hives
« Reply #17 on: February 27, 2008, 02:54:13 PM »
As an aside, chewing plantain actually tastes kind of good.  I really don't mind that taste at all, I would not even call it close to bitter or anything like that.

  I wonder if plantain would be good for cancer sores, my Daughter gets those now and then and when she does, they are honking bad, really bad. She does not get them nearly to the degree that she did years ago.  I love to find remedies to relieve people of pain, I know that my little jar of honey that has propolis blobs in it has pain relieving properties, seen that time and time again.  Have a wonderful and beautiful day on this greatest of planets, Earth.  Cindi
Cindi, I do hope you mean canker sores and not cancer sores!  :shock:  Yes, you can use them for canker sores.

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Re: Another Beginners question- Distance between hives
« Reply #18 on: February 27, 2008, 11:11:51 PM »
Oh Ann, what a dreadful thought, you know about you and me and the strange typos we make with our speed fingers.  Misspelled the word with a "C' instead of  "K", oops, doesn't that totally put a different fling into a word, eeeks!!! 

No she gets canker sores.  I am going to check out that site you cited, hee, hee.  Thankyou for your dear concern, Ann.  Have the most wonderful and beautiful day, love this life, good stuff. Cindi
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« Reply #19 on: February 27, 2008, 11:15:20 PM »
All hail to the welcome committe queen, we are so not worthy!!!!! So not worthy!!!!  :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D

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« Reply #20 on: February 27, 2008, 11:26:48 PM »
JP, stop that nonsense and kidding around, honestly, someone might take it the wrong way, hee, hee, take it for what it is worth, smiling.  Have a wonderful and beautiful day. Cindi
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« Reply #21 on: February 27, 2008, 11:27:37 PM »
Ann, taking this about the plantain to another forum and thread, I need to say some stuff and it needs to be in the correct forum.  Beautiful day, Cindi
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