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« on: April 04, 2011, 02:07:24 PM »

I may have an opportunity to place a hive on the roof of a tall building. But how high above the action can bees live?

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« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2011, 02:19:22 PM »

I have heard of people keeping bees happily on top of apartment buildings in New York and other large cities.  They never mention the height of the building, but I think the bees will figure it out and be fine.

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« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2011, 03:29:58 PM »

WKRP?
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« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2011, 04:02:14 PM »

WKRP?

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« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2011, 08:07:37 PM »

There's a feral hive in the top of an old abandoned water tank here in town. I would estimate 200 feet or more.
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« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2011, 08:12:01 PM »

I imagine if they fly a couple miles to gather nectar,the height of the building will be negligible.
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« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2011, 08:25:13 PM »

In the last Bee Culture there is an article about bees on a mountain (9-10k ft high) grin
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