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I read something on Hive placement this morning in a U of Cal publication.

"Avoid placing hives in areas where pests (ants, skunks, bears) or poisonous plants (California buckeye, locoweed, corn lily, or death camas)may damage the colony"

I live on a 1.3 acre lot in a community of similar size lots. Rural enough but certainly not country. I've got this wonderful place near an Oleander hedge that is about 14 feet high. I planned to face my 2 hives toward the hedge, about 6 feet away thinking the hedge would force a higher flight pattern and thereby disperse the bee traffic. (does it sound like I've been reading too much lol). But it's Oleander. I've always known that Oleander is poisonous.

Whadyathink ?

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