water softener salt drain near hive

Discussion in 'General Beekeeping' started by Michbeeman63, Feb 23, 2012.

  1. Michbeeman63

    Michbeeman63 New Member

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    anybody know of any issues with water discharging near a hive. Does this harm the hive. Do the bees get high blood pressure from too much sodium and die.

    any insight is appreciated
     
  2. Iddee

    Iddee New Member

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    If there were any sort of problem with it, I would think bees could not be kept within 5 mile of the ocean.
    The bees can decide what they need, if it isn't man made, like pesticides.
     

  3. Hog Wild

    Hog Wild New Member

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    We have a salt treated pool and the girls prefer that over fresh water, never had any issues.
     
  4. ShaneVBS

    ShaneVBS New Member

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    normaly its going to your drainage sytem in your house. Does it kill your grass?
     
  5. crazy8days

    crazy8days New Member

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    It will kill the grass!
     
  6. tecumseh

    tecumseh New Member

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    some salt added to water may actually make it more attractive to the bees.

    as a more general rule you generally want to place hives where there is no water accumulation (or as abc/xyz use to say a high and well drain location). there are some disease (nosema for one) associated with excess moisture conditions
     
  7. the kid

    the kid New Member

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    if it was me I would not have the softener drain on the ground , as the salt will build up in the soil , and water will no seep in to the soil , then that spot will get bigger each year .. the wash machine water I do have pumping on the ground ,