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  1. #21
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    Default Re: distance when splitting a hive

    I've never taken a split any further than a few feet...
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  3. #22
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    Default Re: distance when splitting a hive

    Quote Originally Posted by lowhog View Post
    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.
    Since '09-75H-T-Z6b

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