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Offline Brian51

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Location of a new bee hive
« on: June 11, 2013, 01:18:59 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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Re: Location of a new bee hive
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2013, 01:38:24 PM »
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Re: Location of a new bee hive
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2013, 10:56:14 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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Re: Location of a new bee hive
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2013, 06:42:30 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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Re: Location of a new bee hive
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2013, 12:39:00 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
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Offline Brian51

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Re: Location of a new bee hive
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2013, 01:40:21 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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Re: Location of a new bee hive
« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2013, 11:50:28 PM »
Near a source of water.


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