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I’ve got 20 hives in two separate spots. I recently moved some to this new spot on the prairie and the bees are booming! I need to get them all here. The area has a lot of rose hedge, tallow trees, and fallow rice fields. Pollen does not seem to be an issue. The brood frames are from two different hives both with a deep under excluder with medium super on top.
 

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Ya, I’ve got a chance to open a yard along the nearby river where I live. My ole bk’n bud says there ain’t nothing better for native tree forage. Isn’t anyplace that I can plop twenty hives but ten’ll do for my honey customers.
 

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Yes mine are along a creek they are up pretty high but flooding is always a concern when next to water
 

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I am about 1/2 mile from a major (for here) river. Everything within the 100 year flood plane is natural/open space and I think my bees go down there for most of the summer when it is not spring bloom. I can watch them fly out of the hive and head in the direction of the river. I have a several month long nectar flow and I think it is because there is all of the wild plants and trees that grow along the river.
 
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