# Thread: How many hive can fit in a 1 acre bee yard

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## Re: How many hive can fit in a 1 acre bee yard

Originally Posted by sqkcrk
A friend of mine says that all of the people in the world would fit into 3 cubic acres of space.
All those people would have to be cremated first, and then it likely would still be difficult. Here's my math:
(209 *209* 209 * 3) / 7000000000 = 0.00391256957

Each "person" would have just under 4/1000 of a cubic foot of space.

(numbers are approximate. World population estimates are about 7 billion.)

OK, here's the BEE content. If someone would like to provide an estimate of the world honeybee population, we could see whether all those bees will fit into one cubic acre.

2. ## Re: How many hive can fit in a 1 acre bee yard

Well, he did specify that they would have to be dehydrated and maybe it was 5 or 10 cubic acres. I don't really recall. Whatever it was, it pointed out how little the space is that we could occupy.

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Originally Posted by allan
I have 1 acre I can make in to a bee yard I was just wondering how many hives could fit
thanks allan
What are you really asking allan? Do you have any hives yet? It doesn't really matter what the answer is, you will never fill it up. A semi load of commercially run 4 way pallets of beehives could fit comfortably on an acres of land w/ space to manuver around them in order to work them. That's 408 hives, depending on what sort of semi trailer one is used to working with.

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## Re: How many hive can fit in a 1 acre bee yard

Originally Posted by Spinner
Can I be on the outside row, please?
Aren't you glad you use Dial?Don't you wish everyone did?

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Originally Posted by Rader Sidetrack
All those people would have to be cremated first, and then it likely would still be difficult. Here's my math:
(209 *209* 209 * 3) / 7000000000 = 0.00391256957

Each "person" would have just under 4/1000 of a cubic foot of space.

(numbers are approximate. World population estimates are about 7 billion.)

OK, here's the BEE content. If someone would like to provide an estimate of the world honeybee population, we could see whether all those bees will fit into one cubic acre.
If we reduced 7 billion people to one cubic foot, how many cubic acres would that be? Seems like a cremated person would fit in a cubic foot, or even less.

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## Re: How many hive can fit in a 1 acre bee yard

Originally Posted by sqkcrk
What are you really asking allan? Do you have any hives yet? It doesn't really matter what the answer is, you will never fill it up. A semi load of commercially run 4 way pallets of beehives could fit comfortably on an acres of land w/ space to manuver around them in order to work them. That's 408 hives, depending on what sort of semi trailer one is used to working with.
all I was asking is if 1 acres would be enough space and if there was like a limit on how many hives per acre that's all

thanks allan

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## Re: How many hive can fit in a 1 acre bee yard

A truck load (408 hives) will fit on an acre for over wintering. During the honey flow (spring/summer/fall) I would not put more than 64 hives within a 2 mile radius, and I would want 160 acres to 320 acres of Alfalfa or clover... within 400 yards and don't forget a water source.

8. ## Re: How many hive can fit in a 1 acre bee yard

I think Allan really meant to ask is "how many hives can one acre sustain?"

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Well that's odd frank. Wonder why he didn't ask what he wanted to know?

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## Re: How many hive can fit in a 1 acre bee yard

I will not be asking or posting anything else on beesource

thanks allan

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Oh my Gawd. Are people really so sensitive? I guess so.

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## Re: How many hive can fit in a 1 acre bee yard

Allan - by my count you got 6 responsive, useful answers. The rest was some responses to the useful answers, and then there was a lot of fluff.

While you may prefer to have less fluff, 6 responsive answers is not too bad overall. The fluff posts were not directed at you personally - but sometimes that is going to happen in a public forum such as Beesource. You can always choose to ignore the fluff.

(the comments above are from the perspective of someone who has a foot in each camp. I did offer a responsive answer, but then also contributed to the fluff.)

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## Re: How many hive can fit in a 1 acre bee yard

http://roane.ext.wvu.edu/r/download/93589

Wow! Honey production should be easy with this information

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Originally Posted by allan
lol that is a lot of hives
Post 29. Clearly allan found some comments entertaining.

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## Re: How many hive can fit in a 1 acre bee yard

Must of been something I said... That's what the wife always says

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## Re: How many hive can fit in a 1 acre bee yard

Originally Posted by sqkcrk
Post 29. Clearly allan found some comments entertaining.
don't forget about post 23

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And informative too.

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## Re: How many hive can fit in a 1 acre bee yard

Originally Posted by sqkcrk
And informative too.
have I said anything out the way to you what is the deal

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I'm not sure. You seemed to dislike the answers you got. I can understand not caring for "the fluff" as Rader called it. But, you seemed to be upset. Unless I misunderstood. But you did Post that you would no longer ask anymore questions on beesource or making anymore Posts. Was that you being humorous?

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## Re: How many hive can fit in a 1 acre bee yard

[QUOTE=sqkcrk;1009029]I'm not sure. You seemed to dislike the answers you got. I can understand not caring for "the fluff" as Rader called it. But, you seemed to be upset. Unless I misunderstood. But you did Post that you would no longer ask anymore questions on beesource or making anymore Posts. Was that you being humorous?[/QUOT
your right I did post that so be it

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