I'm setting up a new bee yard. I want the rows as close as possible. In the past, the rows of hives have been far enough apart that I could mow without blowing grass on the hives. I have a 54 inch cut mower. My thought is to put the rows about 7- 8 feet apart so that 2 swipes of the mower would do it. I could face the discharge towards the hives and I'm hoping it would blow under the hives rather than on them. I've done a search and couldn't find anything on this particular subject. Before anyone suggests weed eating it all, thats not an option. I do use the weed eater right up against the hives. Thanks.