Bee farming in a hydroponic indoor farm.

TrinBEEDecember 30, 2011

I would like to hydroponically grow peppers in a warehouse. Then after the peppers flower I would be able to farm bees that have collected the specific pepper nectar and pollen ONLY. I understand the problem of greenhouse beekeeping. the bees are confused by light and heat and kill themselves in the process of trying to "get out" for cleansing flights. However if the warehouse provided a big enough space and enough of the flowers would I be able to farm bees inside of the warehouse? I understand that the lack of genetic difference would cause an increased vulnerability to disease, however, great care and attention to detail will be put into the project if it is possible.

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honeyman46408(z5IN)

honeybees just dont do inside if you want a pollenator inside try bumbles

    Bookmark   January 15, 2012 at 6:09PM
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    Bookmark   January 17, 2012 at 8:02PM
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iraqvet08

Anybody have any further information on the size of the greenhouse needed for using honeybees for pollination? What about a greenhouse which received all the lighting needs through artificial light? Would the bees still try to kill themselves attempting to leave the greenhouse?

    Bookmark   January 22, 2012 at 8:30PM
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iraqvet08

Hi, what's the minimum height needed for cleansing flights?

    Bookmark   February 3, 2012 at 10:09PM
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