Re: Mowing around your hives. How do you do it?
I mow in front of my hives every weekend, blowing past them on my ZTM, cigar blowing smoke, passing through a cloud of bees 12 hives long. They usually leave me alone. This time of year I like to do it later in the day, when most of the foragers have returned and the runways are less crowded. But, I don't have to mow around them, only in front of them, about three feet away.
Back when I had only three hives, I mowed all around them with a push gas mower. They never bothered me. But, I only walked directly in front of the hives once.
Even earlier, when I only had two hives, I mulched all around them and planted flowers. They looked nice, and I didn't have to mow as close to them.
My how times have changed.
“If you want to gather honey, don't kick over the beehive.” - Dale Carnegie