Is there an alternative to moving the 2 splits to a different Yard?????? Can I just face them in a different direction than the original hive? I really don't want to move them to a different location. Thanks for any advice. Dale
You can leave them where they are. But, you'll lose most of the forager aged bees, they'll return to the old hive. Just make sure to get lots of nurse bees transferred, even if you have to shake a few frames into the new boxes. With new splits I'm really more concerned with a good population of nurse bees than of foragers. Many of the nurse bees will quickly start foraging anyway.
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