I’ve been thinking for a while to temporary move my hives about 4 or 5 metres, so I can level the ground with gravel and build a a bigger stand than can hold both my hives with enough space to put the super on the stand when inspecting, instead on the uneven ground. My kids and I will have a more comfortable and safer space to work in.
My plan was to move the hives one by one a metre a time or so, because I have to carry them box by box not as a sealed hive.
Is there an ideal time of year to do this? Definitely not in the middle of winter. I’m hoping that moving a hive one metre the bee will still be able to find their own hive and not go to my other one.