I Want To Keep Bees But I Am Not Sure If I Have Enough Room?
How much room do bees need. I mean, your average roof top will do. They only need enough air space to fly around in don’t. they? I know they need to look for food. And what about the neighbours. Will they care of I invite my stripy, buzzing friends here to live with me?
Well, did you know, lots of people do keep keep bees on their rooftops, but it depends where you live in the world. More importantly, it depends on the local laws. Bees do a lot of flying around in their foraging activities, in search of water and food. They will in fact travel up to fifteen miles in search of nectar.
There might be lots of facts about bees and their habits which you do not know about. I learned a lot from the modern version of Beekeeping For Beginners by Charles Dadant. This book was written over a hundred years ago, but the wisdom to be found within its covers is timeless, and a wonderful reference for anyone interested in keeping bees. See the link at the end of this article.
Alternatively you could be talking about the space needed to observe bees in some kind of glass hive. It would need to be large enough for them to be self sufficient and for them to swarm. Is this idea viable.?
Yes it is. A ten gallon tank would be the right size to fit about five frames. But there are potential problems with what you might or might not be able to see the bees do in this type of project.
For more information about the fascinating pastime of beekeeping, I recommend reading the 2008 version of Beekeeping For Beginners by Charles Dadant. You can get it by clicking here. See also How To Start Beekeeping