Re: Is today a good day to move a swarm
> I was told if you don't move them more than 3 miles from their original spot they would just go back to their original location.
I recommend reading this page from Michael Bush:
I would move them in the cold if you can do it without opening the hive. If they don't dly for a few days they will reorient anyway, once it is warm enough to fly. You can encourage them to reorient by partially obstructing the entrance.
USDA Zone 7a - elevation 1400 ft