I've never taken a split any further than a few feet...
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Originally Posted by lowhog
Why can't you move the original hive over let say 12 inches and place the new box 1/2 way where the original hive was? Wouldn't your foragers return to both hives?
If the original hive is too close the foragers will home in on it by smell.