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Offline Grandpa Jim

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Where are your bees foraging?
« on: May 14, 2012, 03:22:38 AM »
Find your apiary on the map...Double click to mark it and you will see the foraging range of your bees from that yard in miles or Km. 
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Offline Vance G

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Re: Where are your bees foraging?
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2012, 05:14:26 AM »
I guess I failed the intelligence test one more time!  Oh well, I keep learning what I don't know how to do and thats important too!

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Re: Where are your bees foraging?
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2012, 03:33:16 PM »
Pretty neat.  Nothing you couldn't do with a printed map and a ruler of course, but still helpful.  I always wondered if my bees could reach a large hayfield North of our property.  Turns out this is only about 1.5 miles away as the bee flies - much closer than I thought!
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Offline Joe D

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Re: Where are your bees foraging?
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2012, 10:05:48 PM »
Thanks Grandpa thats pretty good.

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Re: Where are your bees foraging?
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2012, 10:25:06 PM »
Thanks Grandpa Jim! I always wanted to check on the possible areas my bees had to forage but I never took the time (or forgot) to look it up on a map.
Thanks to you, now I know.
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Re: Where are your bees foraging?
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2012, 07:53:46 AM »
Thanks Jim that is really helpful especially when you can flip over to hybrid view and get an idea what else is in the area.

Offline kemptville

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Re: Where are your bees foraging?
« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2012, 11:57:56 AM »
That is pretty cool! Thanks for sharing it.

I'm a little concerned now though, because I see my bees will possibly forage in either the Walmart or Canadian Tire Garden Centres 2 kms from the hives. Does anyone know if they spray insecticides or pesticides or is this left up to the consumer?

 

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