Re: Closest distance you can open feed
dan, you got anything blooming down there yet? nothing much here except red cedar. big difference from this time last year.
i had a little syrup out today 50' from my 11 hives. nothing scented used, only vitamin c added. there was no robbing or testing. my colonies are just are just now bringing on their first round or two of brood. i'm guessing that most of them still too small to launch a robbing attack. my experience (albeit limited ) is that robbing is more of a problem in the fall.
beekeeping since june 2010, +/- 20 hives, tf