Re: Carrying Capicity of the Land, How Many Hives?
A simple question with a complex answer to be sure. There is nothing predictable about honey production even in the same location from one year to the next. So many variables: amount of bloom, rainfall, and temperatures in addition to he number of hives in the area. Certainly the law of diminishing returns comes into play at some point but it is impossible to calculate. A number of hives in the area might just as easily be an indicator of good potential than an indication of over population.
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