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Offline homer

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Moving a hive
« on: February 22, 2009, 09:21:49 PM »
I am planning on relocating my have about 10 miles north of where it currently is.  My question is this.... Should I move it while the bees are still in their cluster and mostly dormant, or should I wait till there is more spring activity?  I'm sure I've still got a good 4-6 weeks before they are out foraging again.

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Re: Moving a hive
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2009, 12:47:46 AM »
If you drive carefully and slowly without hitting lots of bumps, if you have bumpy roads, they won't break cluster. If you don't need to move them now though I would wait and do it later on.

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