Well my wife talked me into moving a five frame nuc to her bountiful flower garden. My wife has worked hard at researching, preparing and planting bee friendly plants. It seems that the flight path the bees take when leaving the apiary, don't take them near the flower garden.
So I figured lets give it a try and moved them in the dark of night. last night. Well as my Wife described to me in her phone description, the bees emerged from their hive and realized they were now in Utopia. All the flowers are covered with bees.
It was a win, win for everybody. The bees have an extremely short flight distance from filet mignon and my wife is overjoyed that her efforts are paying off.
My challenge now is to find a more attractive five frame hive that uses deep frames. I have a Brushy Mtn Bee five frame box, that is basically a langstroth hive, but instead of 10 frames, it has five. I would love to find a great looking, copper top, five frame.
Does anybody know of a source. I did see the 8 frame medium hive that is offered by Brushy Mtn, but that is a little larger then the space we have.