Re: Transportation question
Each state "you", want to move to may have its own regulations. As a business model this will be, one of those questions that have to addressed. How much foraging will be needed by your new armada. If you move to California, how will that "jive" with the brood up for those hives. Switching climates will that effect the cycle of your bees, and your bottom line. Map it out what you want to do, and how you want to do it , then you will be able to narrow down the information out there to give you the answers you are seeking.
Good luck in 2015
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