The bees, my friends, are coming. I’m planning on installing new hives the first week of April. Hopefully you’ve received your permit application packet from the city and have been gathering signatures from your neighbors. If you need talking points, read through the bee letter I posted last month.
Many of you have been contacting me about fly-away barriers. The city wants to make sure that if you are within 25 to 35 feet of your property line that your honeybees won’t fly directly into your neighbor’s yard. A bush, a garage, a tree or a fence all act as a fly-away barrier.