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  1. #1
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    Default moving hives

    How long does one have to leave a hive in place before it can be moved to a new location.

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    Default Re: moving hives

    Are you wondering if you can move a new package just installed? If that is the case I would wait until you have open and capped brood. That way they have a reason to stay if they don't like being moved around.

    If you are asking when a split can be moved back to its original location, that's two weeks.

    I can't think of any other circumstances when it would matter. You could move the next day if you would like.
    6 yrs. 16 Hives T Zone 7a

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    Default Re: moving hives

    Another factor to consider is how far the move is. If a short distance, better to move them right away before they become totally indoctrinated to the location. Long distance? SEE above post!

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    Default Re: moving hives

    Good point Tenbears. I wasn't thinking of it being a short distance.
    6 yrs. 16 Hives T Zone 7a

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    Default Re: moving hives

    I am moving in about a month and I am getting a nuc colony in two weeks. The move will be about 10 miles.

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    Default Re: moving hives

    That distance and timeframe will be no problem at all

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    Default Re: moving hives

    Thank you for the info.

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