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Offline derrick1p1

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Moving hives in bee yard.
« on: October 01, 2008, 04:18:09 PM »
After reading the thread regarding hive destruction and vandalism, I'm  thinking of moving 2 of my 5 hives.  I've needed to move them as they are located in "odd" places.

3 of them are next to the south side of my shed.  The other 2 are 10 and 20 feet in front of them, respectively. (After a late night of driving/lifting, I just sat the hives down, thinking this would work fine, but this places the hives in full view of neighbors and car traffic. (and would open up some more yard space for another garden).

I would like to move these 2 near the others so they are hidden better. I only want to move them within the yard.  Doing so, should I just move them a foot a day for a couple of weeks to get them where i want them?  Or should I just move them all at once and then keep an eye out for "stragglers".
I won't let grass grow under my feet, there will be plenty of time to push up daisies.

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Re: Moving hives in bee yard.
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2008, 04:22:46 PM »
A foot at a time would be the safest way.  Or if you get a cold enough winter, just wait until a cold spell that will keep them from flying for a couple of weeks and then move them all at once.
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Re: Moving hives in bee yard.
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2008, 09:59:26 PM »
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