So my husband and I have just had 2 weeks off work, which has coinsided with catching 3 swarms and having fun with our bees. This has led us to a crazy concept of buying a good 100+ acres of bush/land in Western Australia which we would then ‘enhance’ through planting of bushes, flowers Etc so that they have forage all year round. This leads me to my question in what would be a good purchase. Our list of requirements at the moment are:
Water all year round
Enough native trees on or near the property to keep the bees in food while we plant out extra yummies.
However, most of the blocks are mostly cleared which would mean planting out fields of crops/ bushes etc which I guess would be easier than planting in a Forrest. My question is if you could design your own block for bees would you go for cleared land or bush? Our plan is to have at least 2 things flowering at any one time to increase nutrician. We have a 10 acre block near Perth we are going to play with planting out bushes, flowers etc so we can scale up to a larger block if the urge stays.