Hive moved away from apiary - what to do about the flying bees?

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Bosham, W. Sussex
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I gave a hive away to someone who is very distant. Question is about the returning flying bees that couldn't be kept with it: in order not to lose them should I collect them in a new empty hive on the old site then reunite with a neighbouring queenright hive, or just leave them to find a new home in one of the neighbouring hives?
 
I'd just leave them too it. If there is another colony nearby they will probably find there way into it. If too far away for that they will probably still fly back to the old site anyway if you try to unite them.
 

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