A friend who has my ex-bees from 5 years ago, wanted to move the hive to someone else's house in town.

WHat's the concensus about how far you have to move the colony to disrupt their desire to return to the same old location? We think the new home is only 1/4 mile away, way too close.

He's thinking of moving them elsewhere for a day (basically leaving them in the pickup truck parked in the shade a few miles away).. I think a day isn't long enough for them to lose their 'homing' recollection of their old surroundings.

Does anyone know what the minimum time is to 'take them elsewhere' in order to ultimately move them within the same neighborhood?