Re: Distance to move a fresh split
This year I place 3 of my splits less than a foot from their parent hives. They are all thriving and have filled out a deep brood box and a medium super each. In addtion, one has filled out 3 1/2 shallow supers of honey, and the other two spilts have filled out 2 supers of honey each.
Based on what I've seen this year, and what other more experienced beeks have told me I would say that there is little, if any, benefit to moving splits away from the parent hives.
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