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Brian51
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« on: June 11, 2013, 12:18:59 PM »

Hello, I have 11 acres 4 of those acres is woods and a half acre pond by the woods, the rest is almost all clover for now  where should I think of putting my 1 st. Hive ? I here location is key.... 
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« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2013, 12:38:24 PM »

http://bushfarms.com/beesfaqs.htm#locating
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« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2013, 09:56:14 PM »

Anywhere that will make you happy looking at the hives will be the best spot.  Bees don't care much. 
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« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2013, 05:42:30 AM »

Close enough that you can walk out your door and check on your bees. You will be doing that a lot. If you are in the south, you want a place where your chair is in the shade but the hive has lots of sun to keep the small hive beetles out.
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« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2013, 11:39:00 AM »

Please read Michael Bush's url. The only thing I would add is not having your hive in damp areas even if the area does not flood the wood will not last an it could be a pain to get around in to work your hive. If you have lots of grasses in your pond that is good otherwise make a few light weight small (1/4"x12"x12") floats for the bees to land on. My floats absorb enough water that the top of the float floors are wet but not under water.  -Mike
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« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2013, 12:40:21 PM »

Please read Michael Bush's url. The only thing I would add is not having your hive in damp areas even if the area does not flood the wood will not last an it could be a pain to get around in to work your hive. If you have lots of grasses in your pond that is good otherwise make a few light weight small (1/4"x12"x12") floats for the bees to land on. My floats absorb enough water that the top of the float floors are wet but not under water.  -Mike
thank you for the info
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« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2013, 10:50:28 PM »

Near a source of water.


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