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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
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    Oklahoma City, OK
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    Question

    I was wondering how far bees will travel when foraging for crops. I haven't seen anything on it yet and was curious.
    Thanks

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2001
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    California- bay area
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    I have read that they will fly up to nine miles away if they have too.

  3. #3
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    Dec 1999
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    DuPage County, Illinois USA
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    Hi guys -

    This should give you some insight to distance. If nothing else, it's worth the read just for footnote #4. hehehe
    http://www.beesource.com/pov/traynor/bcjun2002.htm

    Regards,
    Barry

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    Oklahoma City, OK
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    Thanks guys, this has been helpful. It is interesting that in the one chart, the bees actually gain more from being .5 miles from the alfalfa, rather than right on it. A local beekeeper has lost a lot of hives due to the pesticide spraying of alfalfa and his bees were right on the crop. They were traveling across the alfalfa to get to the henbit that had the flowers.

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