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ok i know about the less than 2 feet or more than 2 mile rule. my question is this. what if i want to elavate my hive. it is setting on 1 cinderblock and i want to move it strait up on a stand about 36'' off the ground. same location just diferent elevation. what do u think?
 

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:scratch: now that's a fascinating question! Does a change in elevation have the same effect as a horizontal change in location? You can do one of two things: change the elevation, and tell us what happened. Or change the elevation, and put some grass over the entrance to get them to reorient, and tell us what happened. I wonder if the foragers would return to the lower point, where the entrance was originally?
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im in favor of the "off the ground" but 3 feet???

by the time you get two deeps and 4 supers on you will need a ladder to harvest and inspect

but ive moved my hives from 3 inches up to 16" without any problems

if worried put grass in the entrance to slow them down and re-orintate

good luck with it
 

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The bees know exactly where their entrance is. You move them up and the foragers will fly to where the entrance was but they will figure it out. Putting grass in the entrance isn't going to make a difference.
 
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