Recently an article caught my attention and I could not help but relate
it to a documentary about Bee's that I watched a few months ago.
The article voiced concern that a rise in setting up Bee Hives
in urban areas could be detrimental to Bees.
The main argument was that not enough consideration
had been given to available food supplies in the locality.
Their suggestion is to consider providing food for Bees
before setting up a hive. This does seem to make sense.
See what you think to the article. Read it HERE!
Colony Collapse Disorder
The documentary highlighted the success an urban honey producer was having in maintaining healthy hives and because of this his hives were not experiencing Colony Collapse Disorder.
His basic approach was to site his hives in places, such as industrial wasteland that had plenty of wildflowers, plants and bushes in the area.
He had permission from the owners to do this!
He commented that his bees were not subject to one food source but had a diversity of food to exploit and he felt this contributed to the success his hives were experiencing.
It also meant he was getting a good supply of honey.