Can anyone help with this question? What is the ideal distance to place hives from each other. How close can they be to each other. I have lots of room in my side yard in our orchard. I want to place them so as to be able to work them with out too much walking between the hives. I started this year with 2 hives now i have 3 hives after one hive split and i will add more next year.
Thank you for any advice you can give.

Ken in Benton Co, Ind