I'm new member but have enjoyed this site for several months.My husband and I are new beekeepers-10 months now. We have two hives that seemed to have survived the winter just fine. I thought I would share an experience we had with moving hives short distances. We needed relocate both hives from the side yard back about 150 feet to the back yard. We had heard about possible problems with moving hives---either move them a foot or move them a mile. Well we crossed our fingers,secured the hives with all the bees inside,and moved them anyway.Once settled in their new location,the sun came out,the temperture went up, and hive activity increased. About a hundred bees wandered back to the old site and hung around for a few hours.I stood and watched the bees travel back and forth from old site to new.Eventually the crowd at the old site dwindled down to just a few, and by late afternoon everyone had found their way home.All has been well since.