My hive is about four weeks old. If all goes to plan I will be getting a second nuc this weekend and the new hive is going to be about three feet from the existing one.
I’ve been reading a lot on this but can’t find a definite answer. I painted both my hives white, and are identical. Will the bees from the new nuc drift to the old one?
I read that some beekeepers have hives stacked next to each other, but I assume these would be both established strong colonies.
I read that they will drift to the hive at the end if there are a row of hive. I read that they won’t. I read that I have to place them several meters apart. I read that I don’t have to. I read that I have to paint the hives with different shapes so bees can find their home…
I’m inclined to not worry too much about it, but any advice is gladly taken.