Re: I'm looking for advice on planting around my hives
Not a problem.
Originally Posted by Biaviian
One fact to keep in mind - average honey bee colony will burn through about 200lbs of honey per a year.
This is before anything can be even taken away from them.
Think about it a minute.
Now try to scope out the amount of pasture it takes to just support a single colony (NOT to harvest any extra honey; but just to support them).
Then compare how trivial 1000 square foot lot is - very, very insignificant (specifically for the honey bees).
To be sure, 1000 sq feet of forage is still a very significant lot for any other bees (bumble bees, solitary bees, etc).
And so - this is still a worthy project very much even at 1000 sq feet - to provide forage for insects in general.
Every little counts now days of the age of general nature destruction.
Everyone should be helping out by building the bug sanctuaries and pastures (no matter how small).
So this is what I am getting at.
Former "smoker boy". Classic, square 12 frame Dadants >> Long hive/Short frame/chemical-free experimentations.