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  1. #1
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    How long do you leave the green bush in front of a new relocated hive
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    A couple of days should be sufficient. Really, the first day is the most important.
    Central IL... where there are more hogs than people and more soybeans than hogs and people put together.

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    Beekeeping 101......... Please ellaborate on the "green bush". Helpful to us that are not "in the know".

    Thanks

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    If you move them two miles or more, it is entirely unnecessary to use the Bush method.

    If I remember right, this was a cut-out from somewhere else that you moved, right?

    > Please ellaborate on the "green bush". Helpful to us that are not "in the know".

    The Bush method is when moving a hive a short distance, putting a bush in front of the hive. This will make the bees leaving the hive for the first time to reorient to the new location, hopefully keeping them from returning to the old location. A clean-up box at the old location is still a good idea for a while until they remember where home is.
    Bullseye Bill in The Scenic Flint Hills , KS
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