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Can bees that are still in a cluster be moved without any detriment to their health/well-being? Might seem a stupid question to some but I don't know the answer. One of my new out apiaries has about 2 acres of snowdrops, crocuses etc... right next door to it, and I was thinking about moving a couple of my hives there in the near future as the flowers are just showing their heads.
 

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How far? Might need precautions if seriously within the normal 3 feet, 3 mile rule.

Moved gently and they will not know it has happened.

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Hello There.
The short answer is no. bees are moved about in canada and america all year round.

The bees will definitely suffer. my esperience of early pollen collection is bees will bring it in, but the breeding cycle is still at minimum.
 

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Oh I forgot to mention, a book,the honeybees of the british isles, by Beowulf Cooper. This should be the british climate beekeeping bible.
 

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The real question is , is it worth the move. I personally would not do it for such a minimal benefit.

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Moved gently and they will not know it has happened.

Regards, RAB


ÖH. When you touch the hive it will be alarmed: Enemy is coming!


I cannot see reason to move before days temps rise to +15C.

If bees have not made cleansing flight and they start to fly and die onto ground.

Hello There.
The short answer is no. bees are moved about in canada and america all year round.

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I wonder how do you know and why they are moved?

USA is very big, from Texas to Alaska. Texas is on the level of North Africa.

Canada is a cold place. Why they move hives during winter? I think that hives are under snow.

I live in Helsinki at the level of Alaska Anchorage and my hives have now 50 C snow on the cover and the hives are frozen to the ground.

http://www.theweathernetwork.com/snow/index

http://www.weatheroffice.gc.ca/canada_e.html
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ÖH. When you touch the hive it will be alarmed: Enemy is coming!


I cannot see reason to move before days temps rise to +15C.

If bees have not made cleansing flight and they start to fly and die onto ground.



I wonder how do you know and why they are moved?

USA is very big, from Texas to Alaska. Texas is on the level of North Africa.

Canada is a cold place. Why they move hives during winter? I think that hives are under snow.

I live in Helsinki at the level of Alaska Anchorage and my hives have now 50 C snow on the cover and the hives are frozen to the ground.

http://www.theweathernetwork.com/snow/index

http://www.weatheroffice.gc.ca/canada_e.html
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hello Finman.
I was talking out of my arse.
 

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