Re: Mowing and yard work around bees?
I have only had one mowing season since starting my bees. Mowing near a hive during a nectar dearth was a bad move for me. At other times, it seemed like the pitch of the mower made a difference: when I used a riding mower or push mower, I couldn't get far enough from the hives for my bee's liking. But, my PTO-driven mower didn't seem to bother them. In the end, I usually left the grass near the hives unmown until after dusk. This worked well.
Pete. New 2013, 7 hives, zone 6a
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