Move a hive 3 feet or 3 miles This saying implies that you can move a hive up to 3 feet from its original location and the bees will continue to find their hive, but if the distance exceeds 3 miles or more, the bees realize that they are no longer in Kansas and reorient themselves. The usual advice when moving colonies is that it's okay to move the hive less than a meter or more than three miles. This explains the adage of beekeepers that you can “move a hive a meter or three miles away”, but not to an intermediate distance. To reduce unnecessary population losses, the traditional recommendation is to initially take bees to a temporary location at least three miles away to be found in a completely unknown environment.
However, first, if your movement distance isn't very large, say 5 to 35 feet, and you have the patience to do so, you can simply move the hive a few feet every few days to cover the distance. Less than three feet because the last approach to the hive depends on the appearance and smell of the cologne. If you move the hive far enough, it will reorient itself in the new position, but “far enough” is 3 miles. Simply moving the hive 2 to 3 feet doesn't change these local features or smell, so bees quickly find their way in.
to the hive. As soon as that concert ends, most of these hives are swept away thousands of miles before they can be established elsewhere. The recommended solution for these intermediate distances is to move colonies to a distant apiary (more than 3 miles away) for about 3 weeks and then return them to their final destination. Although this method is contrary to the tried and tested five-kilometer rule of beekeepers, it works very well.
This technique allows, and is much more comfortable, to do so without having to transport the hives miles away to another temporary site for several weeks.