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House Bee
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« on: April 17, 2005, 11:59:44 PM »

a buddy has planted grape vines and i thought a hive nearby would help the investment....what do y'all think? i don't know grape vines....
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« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2005, 08:08:09 AM »

All depends on what he is spraying.  I would definately want to see everything he is planning to use and evaluate it myself.  Most folks don't even think about bees when the spray.

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« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2005, 11:01:28 AM »

Investment, Hmmm?
If your friend is planning on producing market quality grapes, then he'll be using a high spray program, heavy on fungicides but also insecticides at times.  I doubt that you would be able to keep up with moving the hives as often as necessary to prevent accidental poisoning of your bees.
I don't think bees are a major pollinator for grapes anyway (at least not what i have observed on my grapes).  Maybe contact your local extension office.

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