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Mowing and Maintaining your Bee Yard

Mowing and edging around beehives is not always easy! Bees hate the noise and vibration of either and will quickly become agitated. I recommend mowing and edging in the late evening right before dark when the bees are much less likely to fly.

Put your bee suit on just in case you bump the hive, or they become more agitated than expected. Smoke the hives, then mow & edge as quickly as possible. It also helps to put some form of weed barrier under & around each hive so you don’t have to edge right up against each hive. If you use some form of weed killer (ideally natural weed killer) around the hives, ensure it does not get into the hives. Apply it at night so it can dry before the bees could come in contact with it the next day.

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