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  Topic: Moving Hives, observations and a theory
Robee

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PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Thu Jul 24, 2014 12:48 am   Subject: Moving Hives, observations and a theory
Yeah, that would be brutal! HA!
I haven't even looked into a brood nest part of a hive for at least 3 years. I am a, "Leave them alone and let them do their own thing" kind of beekeeper.
  Topic: Moving Hives, observations and a theory
Robee

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PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Wed Jul 23, 2014 12:14 pm   Subject: Moving Hives, observations and a theory
how lucky can you get, a new member joins the very day you put your views up about the bees and confirms your theory is correct on his first post, rather than introducing themselves first Laughing
I had ...
  Topic: Moving Hives, observations and a theory
Robee

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PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Wed Jul 23, 2014 12:08 pm   Subject: Moving Hives, observations and a theory
I think Robee has made a point, though, that has not been fully addressed. That is to say, if a hive is moved 20 feet, we can clearly see that a small but significant number of bees will try and go to ...
  Topic: Moving Hives, observations and a theory
Robee

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PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Tue Jul 22, 2014 12:17 pm   Subject: Moving Hives, observations and a theory
bentonkb,
You have my curiosity up about this.
  Topic: Moving Hives, observations and a theory
Robee

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PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Mon Jul 21, 2014 12:15 pm   Subject: Moving Hives, observations and a theory
And there is proof of this how? because the only proof of this that I have seen is people insisting that the bees know how to get back to their hive if you move it a great distance.
I think the reaso ...
  Topic: Moving Hives, observations and a theory
Robee

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PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Mon Jul 21, 2014 2:50 am   Subject: Moving Hives, observations and a theory
Since first keeping hives, I have read, and been told that if you move a hive, it must be no more than 2 feet or more than 2 miles. Some people change that number to 3. I have moved hives 25 feet be ...
 
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