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  1. #1
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    Default Radius Map Tool

    I found this tool while looking for, well, this tool... lol
    I was looking for an easy way to see what a 2 mile radius from my hive looked like.

    Kind of cool; check it out:
    http://www.freemaptools.com/radius-around-point.htm
    Zone 7A - Southern, MA. Elevation 138 ft.
    4 hives: 1 Carniolan/Italian Hybrid, 2 Swarms from that hive and 1 Russian.

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    Default Re: Radius Map Tool

    Very cool, great find! I'm using it to see how my friends bees area will overlap with mine!

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    Default Re: Radius Map Tool

    hivetracks shows a forage radius too...
    pretty cool though

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    Default Re: Radius Map Tool

    I use google earth but will check this out...
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    Default Re: Radius Map Tool

    This link is nice also for doing the same thing. http://bees.morkland.org/coverage/

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    Default Re: Radius Map Tool

    Love the map! Thanks! It helps us figure how far out they'll go. We are on the edge of city and country forage! Probably the best. Lots of water nearby also. Lots of tree lined streets with Linden (Basswood) and maple trees. Yards full of crab apples, fruit trees, orchards, flowering bushes, flowers, natural areas... Lots of people also have spring bulbs planted. There used to be 1/2 acre of pretty blue chicory nearby, but some houses "grew" up there.

    Last year when we got our first hive, we told the relatives that the bees would be visiting their yards/flowers. The brother-in-law was joking about charging us for our bees using his yard. We joked back telling him we would waive the pollination fee!

    I think we'll have to give them some splits from our joe pye weed, hyssop, and other plants the bees love. Think they'll suspect anything?

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    Default Re: Radius Map Tool

    Very helpful - thanks!

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    Default Re: Radius Map Tool

    If you enter your address as the hive location just remember that a 2 mile radius around your hive is only a mile out in either direction and not 2 miles. The 2 miles comes into play when you measure one side of the diameter (East) to the other side (West) with your location in the middle. So if you want to know how far 2 miles out in either direction is of your location you would need to enter 4 miles as the radius.
    Last edited by Gila; 06-26-2013 at 08:36 PM.

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    Default Re: Radius Map Tool

    Yep, I've had that on my blog for a while now.
    Greg Whitehead, Ten Mile, TN
    Blog - http://gregsbees.blogspot.com/

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    Default Re: Radius Map Tool

    Quote Originally Posted by Gila View Post
    If you enter your address as the hive location just remember that a 2 mile radius around your hive is only a mile out in either direction and not 2 miles. The 2 miles comes into play when you measure one side of the radius (East) to the other side (West) with your location in the middle. So if you want to know how far 2 miles out in either direction is of your location you would need to enter 4 miles as the radius.
    huh? you're talking about the diameter.
    I'm the dude, so that's what you call me.

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    Default Re: Radius Map Tool

    Quote Originally Posted by imthedude View Post
    huh? you're talking about the diameter.
    Yes

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    Default Re: Radius Map Tool

    Whoops

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    Default Re: Radius Map Tool

    no Harley , that's the circumference ( diameter times Pi) the distance around the circle

    diameter is the distance from one edge to the far edge, radius is the distance from the center to the edge

    so if your bees can travel 2 mi then you use a 2 mi radius

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    Default Re: Radius Map Tool

    I stand corrected. When I used the map earlier the results were different. I tried again and seemed to be spot on, strange

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