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  1. Bee Forum
    I have been beekeeping for two years now and have two hives. My neighbor has a swimming pool and has been getting more and more upset that bees visit his pool (usually about 3-10 bees at a time). I have tried everything, I have a backyard pond with lots of floating water plants and a pebble...
  2. Beekeeping 101
    Will be starting new this spring. I have 3 new hives, a standard Langstroth from Mann Lake, one langstroth I built using the mann lake as a guide, and one 52" Top Bar I built similar to Crowder and Bush's design . I live in the middle of suburbia but at the end corner of a development, the lots...
  3. Bee Forum
    I found online that placing a block of salt outside will keep bees away from watchers. They are attracted to people because they use salt for curing honey, and on a hot summer day, any person will be placing it for grabs on the outside of their body. Do they really NEED salt? If so, how would...
  4. Bee Forum
    For about 6 weeks, we have had bees in one spot in our hot tub. I have contacted several pool professionals and a few said they were just seeking water, to watch what direction the bees are coming from & put out alternate sources of water & eventually the bees would go to the alternate sources...
  5. Bee Forum
    I live south of Phoenix, Arizona so it's hot and dry here. I'm wondering how close I need to keep water for my bees? I have a home owners lake about 200 yards away over a street and row of houses. Is that close enough? Since in the other direction my next door neighbors have a pool, I need...
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