In an Urban environment such as Pittsburgh and its suburbs, it is suggested that no more than 2 hives per 2,000 sq. ft. It is recommended that a water source, a flight path away from high use areas, good sunlight and gentle bees are all key to successful urban beekeeping.
How much space do I need to keep bees?
By jeff shaw|June 30th, 2013|Comments Off on How much space do I need to keep bees?
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About the Author: jeff shaw
Jeff is a third-generation beekeeper who currently manages 20 hives and mentors beginning beekeepers. He is passionate about promoting healthy colonies through natural beekeeping practices and sustainable integrated-pest-management techniques. Jeff has worked closely with Burgh Bees since 2009 in various capacities to increase community awareness and support for the organization. Elected to the board in the Fall of 2013, he will serve as the apiary director for our Homewood apiary and will mange corporate interest for our hive leasing and management program, with accounts such as Whole Foods Market and The Porch at Schenley, an Eat’n Park hospitality group restaurant. Jeff is an avid environmentalist and sustainable business owner. He created and runs SEEDS Green Printing and Design, a green printing and design company located in Pittsburgh that serves clients worldwide.