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Just wondering if I combine a queenless hive with a queenrite hive during the day, will the foragers drift to the new location if its about 2 or 3 feet away.
 

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Yes, they will drift to the new location if you removed the old hive. It is better to combine them
just before the sunset so that they will not fly as much unless you are shaking them outside.
 

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The bees that return to find their home gone, will spiral outwards looking for a hive and generally move into the first one they find. If it's 2 or 3 feet away this will happen immediately. If it's 100 yards away, it will take bit longer, but it will still happen.
 

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Checked today and they must of drifted to the new location. Thanks for the replies I was starting to feel a little sorry for them.
 

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Why sorry for them. This is to increase their survival rate. It is a good thing.
Later on you can split them again when they grow more. Don't be sorry for that because
they will have a new home to goto while increasing the population.
 
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