Using lime in the bee yard

Discussion in 'Beekeeping 101' started by reidi_tim, Apr 20, 2012.

  1. reidi_tim

    reidi_tim New Member

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    Would it be safe for the bees to spread lime on the ground in the bee yard? Thoughts being that yes it sweetens the soil in small amounts but in larger amounts it should create a barrier for weeds and shb.
     
  2. Iddee

    Iddee New Member

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    Maybe SHB, but it will just make weeds flourish. I use it on my garden plants for aphids and other pests, such as different larva, and yes, it is safe for the bees.
     

  3. tecumseh

    tecumseh New Member

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    a lime will make a really poor quality mexican beer seem like a high valued product :wink: .
     
  4. Zulu

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    Ah Tec (says the brewer having just mashed in this morning)

    the lime is only there to keep the flies out (fact)

    same reason German beer steins have a lid
     
  5. gunsmith

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    I know it's a change of subject from the original post in this thread, but thanks Zulu.

    I did 3 tours (10 years) in Germany and didn't know that. I'd always thought the lids were for decoration.