They say, move a hive 2 feet or 2 miles. Dunno who “they” are but I understand why that adage is what it is.
To overly paraphrase @Michael_Bush’s take on moving a hive 2 miles - Ain’t nobody got time for that! …And neither do I.
(Here’s what Mr. Bush really says about moving a hive a short distance: http://www.bushfarms.com/beesmoving.htm)
Thank you for sharing your method Michael. It gave me the confidence I needed to attempt the move.