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House Bee
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« on: May 15, 2012, 11:57:46 AM »

I am going to make 8 or 9 splits with new queens soon and was wondering if it is best to move the new hives to a new local or can you keep them in the same yard? I can move them about 100yards. Also what time of day is the best for making splits? Morn , noon, evening?
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« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2012, 05:40:17 PM »

You can do it both ways.  How are you making your split?   Splitting double seep boxes or making 5 frame nucs?  I have moved them way apart in the past, but now they stay in the same yard.   
Jim 134
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« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2012, 07:14:10 PM »

This may help you.


         BEE HAPPY Jim 134 Smiley

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