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New Bee
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Location: Australia - South Gippsland -Victoria

« on: March 08, 2009, 08:06:53 PM »

I want to relocate a beehive about 500 yards from its present home.
I was advised to seal entrance during the night.
Then move the hive at least 5 miles from home and leave it there for at least a week.
Then move it back to the new location.
Is there a simpler way?
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« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2009, 08:10:47 PM »

Yes, move it to it's new location at night. Place some brush in front of the opening. The brush will force the bees to reorient when they emerge the following day.


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