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Re orientation trick after moving hive

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Tomorrow I will moving a hive about 5 miles from current location.

Regarding the Bush/Taylor trick of putting grass, sticks, or other vegetation on the entrance after they are moved, I was wondering what effect moving the entrance would have.

It's currently bottom entrance and I thought that I would start a top entrance after the hive is moved and leave the bottom closed.

Do you think this would give the foragers reason for pause, or they wouldn't notice nearly as much as climbing over some grass to get out?

Thanks in advance.

Jim
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Sounds reasonable, why not do both, I cut a fresh branch with leaves and lean it against the entrance, I would think moving the entrance is a good idea, you can always move it back to bottom entrance if you like those better.
 
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