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  1. #1
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    Sep 2012
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    Bryant, AL
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    Default Bee travel in force

    Vague title, but,

    I just ran a map radius tool to see where things are "as the bees fly" and see that I am about 1.5 miles from probably 50 acres of soybeans. I hear this is a good crop for the dry spell, but can I realistically expect the bees to gather alot at that distance? I know people say 2 miles, and I have heard up to 5, but will they do it in force enough to actually build up at that distance?

  2. #2
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    Nov 2009
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    Jacksonville, Florida
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    Default Re: Bee travel in force

    Here is a good link for finding out how far the bees will forage from your yard. It automatically puts the radius on the map for you.
    http://bees.morkland.org/coverage/

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
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    Nehawka, Nebraska USA
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    Default Re: Bee travel in force

    I get a crop from soybeans about once every 12 years... and I'm surrounded by them...
    Michael Bush bushfarms.com/bees.htm "Everything works if you let it." ThePracticalBeekeeper.com 40y 200h 37yTF

  4. #4
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    Sep 2009
    Location
    Kalamazoo,MI
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    325

    Default Re: Bee travel in force

    With the Morkland page, I can zoom in enough to see my truck, my hives, and myself riding the tractor.

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