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Space between hives

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I'm adding a second hive this spring. The first hive is on a few cinder blocks and I like having it a little off the ground. I plan on placing the second hive near the first and would like to put both hives on planks running between cinder block risers, leaving space between the hives to place supers while I inspect, etc. I'm thinking of getting 6 1/2 foot planks so that I can comfortably place a hive near each end leaving a couple of feet in between. Any thoughts on this plan? Is the spacing adequate? Should I worry about drifting or robbing? I've read a little about marking hives with geometric designs or colors. It sounds intriguing but does it really matter?

As always...thanks!
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Although we haven't had 40 below, or even 20 below, since my father walked 37 miles barefoot in 7 feet of snow to get to school, with just a piece of possum fat and cold cornbread for lunch, I like to have my hives far enough apart to be able to work from the sides, or set the lid and super between them. :rolleyes: :eek:

Bjorn, even tho I like to back off for a breath of air now and then, I still enjoy a round or two with Jim once in a while. Don't let Joe have all the fun.
Jim is either one of the smartest men on here, or has the best search engines of any computer around. I don't really know which, but I still enjoy reading his posts.........and arguing with him. :D
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