The bees will be carted off to West Lancashire
But, but, these are Welsh bees, from Cardiff, you can't just uproot them to Lancashire, they won't know the language!
Pest control was called to Rockwood Hospital, Cardiff after elderly patients noticed honey oozing from the ceiling and dripping down the walls. More than 110,000 bees spread over two colonies were found lodged in opposite sides of the hospital roof. Health workers used towels to soak up the honey pool on the floor before The …
You have to move bees a minimum of several miles, or they'll know where they are when you release them, and head straight back to where they came from.
So if you want to move bees 200m down the road you have to take them several miles away first, leave them there for a couple of weeks, then move them back to where you actually want them.
Fascinating little creatures.
(Sorry, being far too factual, I'll go get a coffee).
the rule of thumb is "two feet or two miles"...
to move the box five feet, move it one or two feet at the time over a period of several days/weeks so the bees will follow it... or you could take the short cut and move them 2+ miles for several days/weeks and then back to where you really want them as you originally suggested...
we always moved them about two feet at a time and yes, it takes a while...
Maybe they should have left them there to harvest the honey?
If I recall honey was historically used to treat cuts and wounds?
Honeywell/Honey well - see an IT angle
Update - just found this
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