Moving Hives to a Second Location

In mid June, we moved two of the splits that we made with the Des Moines Backyard Beekeepers to a second location. The second location is in our neighborhood. It is a really convenient location for us.

Both splits were one deep hives when we took them to the second location. We simply closed them up using an entrance reducer, ratchet strapped them tightly, and carried the deeps to the car. We then drove to the second location (the squash yard). We then put down cinder blocks for the boxes to sit on and leveled the blocks. After the blocks were level, we put the hives on top of them. We added a deep to both of the hives and fed the hives 1:1 sugar syrup.


A second location allows us to keep more hives.


2 Replies to “Moving Hives to a Second Location”

  1. Definitely would love to know more about possibly staying in one of the Bee farm houses and would appreciate any additional information on anything in this category.

    1. We keep our bees at people’s houses. None of the people who host our hives rent out their homes. 🙂

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