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PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2016 1:48 am    Post subject: wind protection for hive Reply with quote

My bees are arriving next month and I need ideas on how to provide wind protection for my hive
I live in Kansas, USA on 5 acres which has no locations where I can place my hive near trees or shrubs. Winds of 15++ mph are common almost daily(often 25+).
What methods have you used to provide wind breaks year round? Any suggestions will be helpful.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2016 6:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Plant a hedge, multiple rows. Hay or straw bales are a good quick fix and protects both, the young hedge and bees. Anything that deflects the wind is good.

A hedge is good, because the wind doesn't roll over the barrier causing a wind curl behind it.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2016 7:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Willow is fast growing, easy and can be woven/trained to create the hedge shape you need. Once you have some growing you can plant any trimmings and they'll grow too.
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