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Offline EOHenry

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number of hives in an apiary yard?
« on: January 10, 2005, 12:54:38 AM »
How do you know howmany hive you can put together in one group before it's too crowded? Just thinking about how many hives I can put out back before I reach a point of over crowding nector supply as I am going to start building more supers.
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Offline Lesli

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number of hives in an apiary yard?
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2005, 01:03:18 AM »
I think you answered your own question! a lot depends on the food supply within a couple of miles. Beyond that, I'd limit myself to 4 colonies if I lived in a suburb, just to minimize neighbor fear and all.