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BridgetB
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2016 10:25 pm    Post subject: Raspberry screening Reply with quote

2 of my hives are situated on a sloping lawn in the back garden. The bees used to come across the lawn at about knee height. I thought to try raspberry canes in front of the hives. They have worked brilliantly. In the summer the leafy hedge forces the bees up out of the way and in the winter the bare canes do not stop the winter sunshine touching the hives and I am delighted to be able to watch from the house and see the bees flying when the sun comes out.
On Thursday it was a cold start and at my other apiary and the bees were tucked up. I just managed to clear brambles close to the hive and plant some more raspberry canes before the first bee emerged, and I was glad to be wearing a veil! The vibrations of bramble removal close to the hives annoys them!
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