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Offline ddbarnhizer

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Turning hives southward.
« on: May 09, 2005, 02:34:16 PM »
Question: Is it possible to rotate / turn a hive 45 degrees without causing orientation problems? After viewing my current set up over the last week, I've noticed that it seems to face too far east and gets shadowed as soon as the sun moves past noon. I'd like to turn it 30-45 degrees to the south, but not if it will cause orientation problems.

Offline LEAD PIPE

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Turning hives southward.
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2005, 03:11:41 PM »
I'm sure you will be able to find it again.

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« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2005, 03:54:18 PM »
That's what I do if I want to point them a new direction.  Go 45 degrees at a time.
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Offline crw13755

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« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2005, 04:00:52 PM »
I dont know leadpipe if ddbarnhizer puts down a trail of crumbs may find thier way back but then again there are people that get confused putting their robe on.  :lol:

Offline ddbarnhizer

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« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2005, 04:10:05 PM »
Quote from: LEAD PIPE
I'm sure you will be able to find it again.
Great. I was worried about getting dizzy during the turning.... :D

Offline ddbarnhizer

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« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2005, 04:11:10 PM »
Quote from: Michael Bush
That's what I do if I want to point them a new direction.  Go 45 degrees at a time.


Thanks!