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Offline keefie

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Moving established Beehive
« on: March 08, 2009, 09:06:53 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?

Offline asprince

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Re: Moving established Beehive
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2009, 09:10:47 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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