- Apr 15, 2013
- Reaction score
- Apeldoorn, Netherlands
- Hive Type
- Number of Hives
So let us say forty hives and nucs in the apairy, and on the second move of the nucs, all or most of the foragers would return to the nearest couple of end hives, that does not seem like sense to try and pack all those foragers from forty nucs into a couple of end hives, or even from twenty.
That is true. Obviously the large hives closest to the nuc positions will benefit most, when the nucs are moved. It would make more sense (if your line of hives is very long) if your first nuc movement treats the line as a series of lines.
Do you think that will accomplish what the method is after? Every how many hives do you think should one stack the nucs in order to ensure that most nuc foragers flying back to an empty spot will beg in to the large hives instead of discovering the nuc's new position after some trial and error?