Since I am building a stand structure for my hives I will need to change the way direction one of them faces. The one I speak of is currently facing almost due south, it will need to be facing almost 180 degrees different, close to due north.
My question is, is there a proper procedure for doing this or should I just turn the thing around and move it a few feet? My plan is to do this after dark so that all the bees are inside. Once they come out tomorrow morning they should notice that they sun is from a different direction thus needing to re-orient themselves.
My fear is that the bees will be trying to enter the hive from the south when in all actuality the entrance will be facing north. I don't want to confuse the bees by moving it midday....
As always, it could be that I'm thinking too much!