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  1. Bee Forum
    How to make the bees drink the water? What kind of water source/feeder to prepare? Maybe I should add something to the water?
  2. Bee Forum
    Hello, I am sure this is a question that was discussed and talked about so many times, but there is a case that is still I want to ask about: I have bowl of water with sticks and ramps set up in the yard about 10ft away from bees that they are using. I also put frisbees on top of the hives...
  3. Bee Forum
    I notice that my bees seem to prefer collected rainwater here (eastern NC), even if dirty/grungy, than the fresh, cool, clean (chloramine-treated) city water I put out for them. I'm guessing they sense the Cl and generally keep their distance. Any opinions on this, or info as to studies about...
  4. Beekeeping 101
    Hello everyone. I had a quick question. I have a several acre pond and a creek equidistant from my bee hives. According to google maps measurements, they are 450' away, directly through the woods, and almost 800' away if they go through the open, which is more likely. The problem is that my...
  5. Beekeeping 101
    Hi! I am looking for advice on where to locate my water source. I have two Warre hives. I have found quite a bit of info on types of water sources but don't seem to be able to find info on where to put them!
  6. Beekeeping 101
    Not sure which thread is best for this one, so picking the 101 since this is my first year. Looking to set up a water source close to my hives, both to water the girls and help prevent them going for my pool, not to mention the neighbor's pool. I have a scheme figured out with a float valve to...
  7. Beekeeping 101
    So my bees started having big parties in my hot tub. Apparently they were more interested in the hot tub then the creek nearer to them. So, I decided to setup some diversion watering sources nearby. Instead of using rocks in water, I threw in some oyster shells I had near by. Most of the...
  8. Beekeeping 101
    I am going to keep 2 hives in my yard on a 1/4th acre lot. It has a 6' block fence so the neighbors will not see them. The hive openings face the wall so they have to fly up and out to get on their way. Is it better to stack the hives in the same area (right next to each other, say 4" apart)...
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