Re: [beekeeping] Digest Number 239
> My question is; When we cut the hay this summer....Hi, The bees will definitely let you know if you get too close with the
> how close do we dare get to the hives ??
mower...grin. I mow about 5 ft in out from the front for hives among the
trees and sometimes right up to the hives for those out in the open.
However, I am careful to mow like that only on sunny days with lots of
pollen/nectar gathering. I never mow on windy dark days.
> And, how on earth are we going to keep the grasses aroundI let the grass grow rather long right in front of hives among the
> the hives managable ?? Or should we even worry about them ??
trees. The bees are rather clever at finding their way out. I also use
multiple entrances in the brood boxes and elevated platforms for the
hives which places the bottom board 1 ft above ground. Hope this helps.
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