Space Between Hives

As regards the distance between hives generally, I would say let it be

as great as convenience will allow. Want of room makes it necessary

sometimes to set them close; where such necessity exists, if the hives

were dissimilar in color, some dark, others light, alternately, it

would greatly assist the bees in knowing their own hive. But it should

be borne in mind, that whenever economy of space dictates less than two

feet, there are often bees enough lost by entering the wrong hive,

which, if saved, would pay the rent of a small addition to a garden, or

bee-yard. I have several other reasons to offer for giving plenty of

room between hives, which will be mentioned hereafter.

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