Happy soon-to-be Spring!
I'm trying to set up a new apiary, and my best spot is within view of our small road. We don't get tons of traffic but enough that I would like to screen the area from the road and neighbors. We have some field beside the house with plenty of room to enclose a 30' by 30' or so area in shrubs to create a somewhat private apiary area. A bit dry and full sun much of the day. Starting with 3 hives this year, so this should give me plenty of space.
I spoke to a local nursery and they suggested some plants such as lilac, butterfly bush, and holly. I'll probably use those but would like some additional variety. I have some suggestions like albelia and clethra but on further research seem to top out at around 3 to 4 feet. Am hoping to have 5 to 6 ft eventually to force the bees into a higher flight path.
Thank you in advance for any suggestions.