Re: Cover Crops and how close to hive???
I read a journal last summer on this, don't recall where tho, Micheal may know? Any way, they said bees don't forage en masse within so many yards of a hive, as they don't have a "dance" for such close proximity. I see bees visiting plants all around as close as 2-3' from my hives, but not like they hit my fruit trees, or garden which is about 100' away.
I have put out open fed ultra bee and start getting good action at around 30', loads of bees anywhere past that. Have also put it on top of a hive and would get some action, but again, more so at some yardage. I find this odd since at the right time of year, you can be over run by neighboring hives when you open one for inspection. May have more to do with what and how much forage is close.
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