Setting up Hives and Mating Nucs

Discussion in 'General Beekeeping' started by larry tate, Jun 10, 2009.

  1. larry tate

    larry tate New Member

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    Can anyone give me some ideas on the best and most economical way ( spacing, height off ground, etc) to set up about 20 hives and about 150 dbl mating nucs? Help is appreciated.
     
  2. riverrat

    riverrat New Member

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    This is a loaded question :D You ask 10 different keeps on this one you will get 11 different answers. IMHO what works for one may not work for the other. Its what you are comfortable with that counts. I space my hives out aways from each other to help prevent drifting. I use cinder blocks to set all my hives on. The main thing is not to get the hives up to tall where they will be hard on the back to work. On the other hand I know some guys that space there hives close together and put them on a 24 inch base.
     

  3. dogsoldier13

    dogsoldier13 New Member

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    mine are 25 ft apart,on 8" regular cinder blocks