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  1. #1
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    Apr 2011
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    caledon ontario canada
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    Default newbee from south ontatio, canada

    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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  2. #2
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    Alachua County, FL, USA
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    Default Re: newbee from south ontatio, canada

    Welcome, I have never seen the bees influenced by plantings. Running engines can disturb defensive colonies. Bees can become defensive when under nourished, attacked or threatened regularly by bears, racoons, other animals.
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  3. #3
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    Apr 2011
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    caledon ontario canada
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    Default Re: newbee from south ontatio, canada

    i didn't mean influence the bees. i meant plants to be used as repellant to SHB, varroa, wax moth . kind of like using cedar chests to keep woolens in or using softwood shavings for bedding livestock as flea/mite/tick control.

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