Moving a hive

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ian wallace 

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Hi fellow keepers
Just a quick silly question
I need to move my hive about two foot

Can I move the hive in one move
Or do I have to move it a couple of
Inches as a time
 

JamesB 

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2 feet should be ok on paper :) however id play it safe and maybe move it bit by bit, only reason i give is that the books ive read say u can move it about a metre,
moved mine a few years ago and found all the girls sitting on the ground 3 ft from the hive lol
 

Cazza 

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Two feet should be fine in one move, as long as the entrance orientation is the same.
Cazza
 

oliver90owner 

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How wide is your hive? How wide is the entrance? That should answer your question as to whether you should be able to move it more than 5cm at a time!

There is a rule in beekeeping, from ages past, re moving hives. Less than 3 feet or more than 3 miles.

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ian wallace 

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Thank you everyone
I have decided to move the hive
One foot today and the other foot next
Weekend

I guess this way I'm playing it safe
 

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