hello from canada. i've been bitten by the bee bug and built 3 KTBHs in the last two months. Nucs coming in a couple weeks-whenever dandelions start. spring is very late this year. I attended a workshop saturday with bee yard lessons on may 14. i discovered from my mom and an auntie that 3 and 4 generations back, my folks were beekeepers. i guess it's in my levis-i mean genes.
this forum is really cool, i've learned a few things already. thank you to all posters, past and future.
Question-do or can aromatic plants near hives repel or somehow control SHB and varroa?

Question-does lawn mower noise disturb bees to point of defending their area?

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