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Moved Hive 100ft, Did not force Reorientation, next step

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So I moved a hive away from the house last night while all the bees were sleeping and didn't realize I had to keep them locked up or force them to reorient. Now I have a bunch of bees hovering around where the hive was and have no idea what to do.
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I like to leave one box with a a bottom board, frames, and a lid in the old location. Bees will go in. Then, when they are all home for the night, dump them into the hive at the new location. I do that for a few days.
 

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Leave them be, they'll figure it out in three to five days, the majority will have it all figured. It will take three weeks for them all to stop trying the old location first, before going to the new one, even though they've figured it out.
 
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