I'm confused about the moving of the hives. I'm kicking around the idea of moving my hives into an outbuilding for the winter mostly to get them out of the Montana wind. The move would be about 70 feet from where they are now. I've read that to do this I have 2 options. One is to move the hives 3 feet a day until they're where I want them, the other is to move them 3 miles away for at least 3 days, then move them back where I want them. I would like to add the pvc pipe as an entrance from the out of doors and screen it off when it's below 40 f or so so the bees aren't confused by the artificially warm conditions.I would bring them in when it was below 20 and put them out for more than one day that was 45+.
Thanks for your info,