I know I've seen this in here, but my primitive search turned up nothing. Sometimes it works great for me, other times not so good, so right off the bat....sorry for a duplicate post!!!!
Heres my scenario:
My hives are located on an east facing hill, to catch the sun first thing in the morning, and away from the house/foot traffic. I thought this was a good idea a year ago, but now decided its quite a hike, and no bees in OUR yard!!
So I think Id like to move them. Our front yard is not much traffic, easier to lug water/tools/etc. Part shade, and closer to blooms. Im planning on using my ATV with flatbed trailer, and using that for a hivestand for a few weeks. Heres my plan: I want to add my new screened bottom board to one hive, so have to take it apart anyway, and then move it onto the trailer, and 2nd hive, just move it onto the trailer. Then every few days drive it 10 feet, so bees dont get confused. My goal is to move it about 200 feet ASAP, but know cant just move them that far.
QUESTION: Any advice? Am I on the right track with my distance per day, and general idea?