Shoot me if this is the wrong forum, but I was looking for professional inputs...

Yesterday I had to move a cpl pallets of hives because of some pending construction. I decided to move them about 1/4 mile to eh other side of the same field. Moved them early evening, and put a single there to catch stragglers the next morning.... when I moved the hives I made sure to turn them all a different direction, and put some grass in the entrances.. early morning found a few stragglers, but buy evening there were probably 100,000. (3 deeps full) so apparently they did not reorient at all.....
When I did a visual on those 8 hives, I couldn't hardly tell.... So my question is, are they really re-orienting, or are we just losing them and not noticing??