as I'm about to have some earth moving work done I have to move my hives and was asked by my hubby if I could put them all together in one area....
I have 4 in total - unfortunately all the swarms landed in each of the corner trees - and 2 will have to be moved 15 meters and 1 will have to move about 8 meters.
The weather has been horrific and they've bunkered in so I was going to add tape and follow the " 3 day memory" theory plus partially block their entrances with debris to cause them to re-set their GPS's...
My question is " How far apart do I space my hives if I put them in a row facing East?" Will they get confused and enter the wrong hives? It was suggested I could paint the area above each hive entrance a different colour?
My hubby wants to pave an area and have each hive point a different direction ie north, south, east and west??? Can this be done?
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.