Dick you should have no problems, I moved my mine to a new out apiary during the snows last winter, later in the year granted (feb) - it was a rough transfer with a final leg in a wheel barrow over 400m, so they were most definately 'disturbed'. I left them closed for a couple of days, then opened up, they made no attempt to explore etc, they didn't need extra fondant suggesting they went back to a quiet winter ball quickly and came through strongly. I may have been helped by the cold temperatures which persisted for a good week after moving them, hopefully you'll get the same. Good luck! RMoved a hive in my garden today - I hope you 6 are all correct
Is last saturday until today really three weeks,how time flys...lol.I moved them last saturday,but today when I decided to move the fence that surrounds the old site,a lot of bees seemed to have been out and returned to old site.I thought they were supposed to forget after three weeks.
Not really. cleansing flights shouldn't really have many coming across old flight linesOK, I'll bite.
Does the three miles/three feet rule not apply in the winter?
Surely these are winter bees that have memorised their surroundings and will return to the old location if they come out in warm weather?