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  1. #1
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    May 2012
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    Starkville, MS
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    Default Need suggestions for after hive move

    Just moved a hive about 100 yards to a new location. Was wondering what others have placed in front of the entrance to insure that most bees will re-orient on the new location?

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    Pepperell, MA.
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    Default Re: Need suggestions for after hive move

    A lot of people use a branch. I think anything that makes them stop and sort out their direction will help.
    "My wife always wanted girls. Just not thousands and thousands of them......"

  3. #3
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    May 2012
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    Knox, Pa. USA
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    Default Re: Need suggestions for after hive move

    I often use a robber screen to force the reorientation. convenient, easy to fit and usually does the trick. But I also rarely move bees that distance. I am Old school and still follow the 2 feet or 2 mile rule as much as possible. But EVERY rule has exceptions.

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