Re: Moving hives 25 yards.
I had to do the same thing last summer by request of land owner. 5 hives and I moved each with a wheelbarrow about 90 yards away. 2 on one day and I left empty nuc midpoint between the 2, then 3 and left another empty nuc. Did the grass thing. It was no problem at all for the bees. It was quite a workout for me because 3 of the hives I had to make 2 trips. A few weeks later I moved the nucs but they only had a few bees in them.
Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones. Prvb 16:24
March 2010; +/- 50 hives, TF