Re: New hive location in a 50-acre organic clover field. How much better production?
my view is that if the new location is more rural it may very well offer a greater variety of pollen sources which are just as or even more important than nectar availability.
more varied pollen sources will give your bees a better chance at rearing long-lived winter bees this fall.
if there is more wooded area nearby the maples and other early blooming trees are what the bees start their late winter/early spring brood rearing with.
beekeeping since june 2010, +/- 20 hives, tf