Re: Anyone ever moved hives using no hive tools?
I guess you never were a Boy Scout. Go unprepared and you will learn why the Boy Scout Motto is "Be Prepared".
What's the hurry? Get youre smoker, hivetool, veil and gloves. Move the hives as large as you can, don't disassemble them, unless you have to. Get a partner to help lift and move them.
Have you ever gotten a free kitten? Just because these hives are free that doesn't mean you won't pay for them, in a way. This will be a learning experience for you. Take it slow and prepare for the worst and hope for the best.
"Beekeeping. It's a journey, not a destination." Mark Berninghausen