Re: Trucking bees for almonds...how do they do it??
17 rows of six 4 way pallets of double deep hives fit on a 48 foot trailer is 408. 17 rows of eight 4 way pallets of story and a half hives fit on a 48 foot trailer. That is 544 hives. 13 rows of six 6 way pallets of doubles (468 hives) or eight 6 way pallets (624) fit on a 48 foot trailer. That last one would be an overload for sure. The thing is, u gotta take into consideration how heavy they are.
Originally Posted by bison
The loads are netted so the bees don't leave the load while in transport. Some times they do drive continuously, when they have two drivers.
$2.50 to $3.00/mile.
The commercial guys who do "this stuff" like the money. Commercial means making money at something. What should they think? Obviously they think it's worth the work or they'd do something else.
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