Moving a hive box 30 feet only
I am a new beekeeper (about three weeks). Bees swarmed to my front porch and I have successfully put them into a box. Now I want to move the box to the garden area of my yard approximately 30 feet west from their original choice of location (nice with dapple sunlight). Can I do this without too much trouble??? I realize I will need to do this at the appropriate time, but will they re-orient themselves to the new location or because it is too close to the old location, will they want to come back to the porch? They are very docile at this time but don't know if it is a good idea to continue to have them in such close proximity to my entry door to the house, although I love to see them everyday. Any suggestions would be appreciated. I have heard that if you ask 10 beekeepers the same question, you will get 10 different answers...guess I looking for the the one that I want to hear...LOL...just kidding.