I've decided to move my hives to a better location about 1/2 hour drive from here (better feed at my brother's house. Here on the edge of the NJ Pine Barrens they nearly starve every year)
My question is when would be the best time to move them? I have two hive bodies on each of them now and it's been too cold to reverse bodies or even check the brood.
It will be hard to move them if I have to take them with both hive bodies stacked on top of each other things. (Little things like not having a truck)
My thinking is if I find the lower chambers empty (when I can check them, that is) to take that one off entirely then close up the hives, put them in the trunk of my car and drive straight over to my bro's where I can set them up for a summer of great bee life.
Any advice you can give will be appreciated.
--Madeleine in NJ