I am new to beekeeping and have one hive I started in May of this year (2006). It went very well, as I was able to harvest honey, of exceptional grade, as per a friend who had family in the business for years (beginners luck, I told him...). I am on a 42 acre farm that is not blessed with fruit trees (yet...), nor an overabundance of flowers. I am not sure where the bees go to "do their thing".
Anyways, I enjoy the forum, and am looking to add another hive in the spring (maybe two). Is there any seperation distance between hives, that is recommended? I have my one hive on a 4' x 4' hardwood skid, and there is room for another on that skid (it would be very close to the existing hive (less than a foot away)). Is that too close, and are there problems with a setup like that...
Thanking you in Advance,