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How Close Together Can I Place Hives?
Simply put, as close as you like. I recommend placing hives a comfortable working distance apart. That is usually about 3-5 feet. This allows you to easily get between hives to work them. From the bee's standpoint, they can be a few inches apart and operate perfectly fine. Commercially, beekeepers put 4 beehives on a pallet. Each hive on the pallet is only a few inches apart, and it does not cause any major issues.