The real estate agent helping me hunt for a new house finds it amusing that I want to see the backyard and determine if it would be bee-friendly before I even look inside the house! "I could put beehives right there," I say. "Oh, my," he says and then we go inside. :lol: :-D :-D
Linda T in Atlanta
Glad to see you have your priorities in proper order. :lol:HBW....
When I was younger(by a few
decades :roll:)we lived in town on a corner lot. My dad had his 6 hives spread along the picket fence on the north side of the backyard inbetween shrubbery.
I would come home in a hurry leaping up the steps past two of the hives.
They were close enough to the walkway that I could have reached out and rapped on both of them as I went by.
Never had a problem.
Never wore protection mowing.
But I didn't wear flipflops and shorts.
The one veil in the household was his
. :shock: :-D
Nothing close in front of them, but enough trees in the yard that they went up at a pretty steep angle to clear sky before they foraged.
If you can't have an observation hive I'd put one on a stand where you could watch them from your breakfast table.
Goodluck and have fun.