Getrud

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    Hi all, this has been an extremely helpful discussion and I really appreciate the insights from you and also Nathen. Your experience is very welcome. I think what I need to do is wait until my son is a bit older and he and his friends will be able to be more mindful about the bees. Maybe a few years from now. Then we can revisit the…[Read more]

  • Getrud posted a new activity comment 2 years, 5 months ago

    Hi Natalia, thank you for your reply and insights. I am thinking now of placing the hive behind my shed, i.e. between shed and back wall. There is a 5.5 ft wide space between the shed wall and the back wall and I could place it so the hive opening could be facing east. I think in that way they would be much more protected. How does that sound?

    • Hi, Tobias. I see that you really love bees and I understand your eagerness to put hives. Yet, you must think also in practical terms, and then decide: you shall need space to operate in your hives (checking out, taking the honey, replacing hive boxes and applying prophylaxis protocols…) It won’t be comfortable. 5,5 feet is too small a space,…[Read more]

      • Hi all, this has been an extremely helpful discussion and I really appreciate the insights from you and also Nathen. Your experience is very welcome. I think what I need to do is wait until my son is a bit older and he and his friends will be able to be more mindful about the bees. Maybe a few years from now. Then we can revisit the…[Read more]

  • Getrud posted a new activity comment 2 years, 5 months ago

    Hi all. I am thinking about starting a hive in my Albuquerque backyard. I have no experience with beekeeping yet. My wife is really worried about having bees around my 9 year old and his friends that often come over to play in the backyard. The yard is about 50×50 feet and I was thinking of putting the hive against the wall at one end. Does…[Read more]

    • Hi, Tobías
      I think that 50 yards is not very much (minimum length of human distance required where I live is 170 yards). Unless your bees are turned back to the wall -which won’t be the case- they need a space in front of them, free of invaders. In very busy periods, you will have to keep a constant eye on your kids, whether there is a ball…[Read more]

      • Hi Natalia, thank you for your reply and insights. I am thinking now of placing the hive behind my shed, i.e. between shed and back wall. There is a 5.5 ft wide space between the shed wall and the back wall and I could place it so the hive opening could be facing east. I think in that way they would be much more protected. How does that sound?

        • Hi, Tobias. I see that you really love bees and I understand your eagerness to put hives. Yet, you must think also in practical terms, and then decide: you shall need space to operate in your hives (checking out, taking the honey, replacing hive boxes and applying prophylaxis protocols…) It won’t be comfortable. 5,5 feet is too small a space,…[Read more]

          • Hi all, this has been an extremely helpful discussion and I really appreciate the insights from you and also Nathen. Your experience is very welcome. I think what I need to do is wait until my son is a bit older and he and his friends will be able to be more mindful about the bees. Maybe a few years from now. Then we can revisit the…[Read more]

    • Hi all. I am thinking about starting a hive in my Albuquerque backyard. I have no experience with beekeeping yet. My wife is really worried about having bees around my 9 year old and his friends that often come over to play in the backyard. The yard is about 50×50 feet and I was thinking of putting the hive against the wall at one end. Does…[Read more]

      • Hi, Tobías
        I think that 50 yards is not very much (minimum length of human distance required where I live is 170 yards). Unless your bees are turned back to the wall -which won’t be the case- they need a space in front of them, free of invaders. In very busy periods, you will have to keep a constant eye on your kids, whether there is a ball…[Read more]

        • Hi Natalia, thank you for your reply and insights. I am thinking now of placing the hive behind my shed, i.e. between shed and back wall. There is a 5.5 ft wide space between the shed wall and the back wall and I could place it so the hive opening could be facing east. I think in that way they would be much more protected. How does that sound?

          • Hi, Tobias. I see that you really love bees and I understand your eagerness to put hives. Yet, you must think also in practical terms, and then decide: you shall need space to operate in your hives (checking out, taking the honey, replacing hive boxes and applying prophylaxis protocols…) It won’t be comfortable. 5,5 feet is too small a space,…[Read more]

            • Hi all, this has been an extremely helpful discussion and I really appreciate the insights from you and also Nathen. Your experience is very welcome. I think what I need to do is wait until my son is a bit older and he and his friends will be able to be more mindful about the bees. Maybe a few years from now. Then we can revisit the…[Read more]

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