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Freer4 

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My freind is giving me a nuc but is only half a mile away from where I am going to keep them.
I was going to take them three mile away to the other end of the farm, but how long do they have to stop there till they can come back
 

wannaBkeeper 

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Hi Free4

10 days ususally does it especially if you place some debris e.g. sticks or grass in front of the hive entrance.
 

oliver90owner 

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Two weeks, but never tested it for anything less; and anyway, I prolly leave them longer if the opportunity presents itself. Can't remember the last time it was an important issue.

So my question might be: Is time an issue?

Regards, RAB
 

Freer4 

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Probably not really could stop there for a couple of weeks.
 

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Stuff the entrance with grass and let them chew their way out and then they will reorientate themselves - no probs. Make sure there ain't a clod of earth in too though!!!!
 

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