:evil: Well my wife got stung inside the nostril 4 days ago. Fortunately i cant describe the pain :-D ,but i was told in no uncertain terms that my bees have to get away from the house which was about forty yards from garage in unused stables. This gave me the perfect excuse to start a covered apiary about 150 yards from the house and bring all the hives there. Been wanting to do that for a long time. Thats the reason i joined your forum, since in sa they are scares and rarely used, because the covered area i have is 23' by 43' . Can anybody give me some idea as to what the maximum number of hives,longstroth, is i can keep under it also bearing in mind that my ladies are much more aggressive than yours when they are in a foul mood and i need to work with a hive without too much interference from other hives
btw Hardwood, thats a real fine quote you have there!