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  1. #61
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    Default Re: Anyone have pictures of beehives on trailers, like a tandem axel utility type tra

    I want to set up a trailer once my beeyard is full on my own property. What do you use to secure the trailer when it is left in a remote area?

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    Default Re: Anyone have pictures of beehives on trailers, like a tandem axel utility type tra

    Secure from people or secure from bears?

    I like this idea.
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    Default Re: Anyone have pictures of beehives on trailers, like a tandem axel utility type tra

    ODfrank,

    That system is very neat!! But with my luck I would end up shoving hives right off the end or the stand would tip over or something!!
    Coyote Creek Bees

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    Default Re: Anyone have pictures of beehives on trailers, like a tandem axel utility type tra

    Quote Originally Posted by BeeCurious View Post
    Thanks for the link BC!! Some cool pictures, and some of those trailers look like apiary tanks!!
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    Default Re: Anyone have pictures of beehives on trailers, like a tandem axel utility type tra

    Quote Originally Posted by dingo983 View Post
    I want to set up a trailer once my beeyard is full on my own property. What do you use to secure the trailer when it is left in a remote area?
    No experience yet here, but I imagine you should be good if your chalk the tires so it cant roll, or set blocks on the corners after jacking up the trailer to lift the wheels off the ground. And depending on if your in bear country some sort of cage or electric fencing.

    I plan on installing removable posts to run an electric wire around the trailer to prevent the cows from rubbing on the trailer, but I dont have to worry about bears here!!
    Coyote Creek Bees

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    Default Re: Anyone have pictures of beehives on trailers, like a tandem axel utility type tra

    Sorry. I should have clarified. I was curious how would you secure a trailer to protect it from agricultural theft. Some one driving up in the middle of the night, hooking the trailer up and driving away with your trailer and hives.

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    Default Re: Anyone have pictures of beehives on trailers, like a tandem axel utility type tra

    Quote Originally Posted by dingo983 View Post
    Sorry. I should have clarified. I was curious how would you secure a trailer to protect it from agricultural theft. Some one driving up in the middle of the night, hooking the trailer up and driving away with your trailer and hives.
    This is the first thing that came up in a search for "trailer hitch lock."

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    Default Re: Anyone have pictures of beehives on trailers, like a tandem axel utility type tra

    Dingo,

    A trailer hitch lock would be good, but unfortunately with all the portable power tools these days, if someone wants something bad enough it can be had. The best thing to do is hide the trailer from roadways and prying eyes the best you can, or put plywood sides on the trailer like odfrank has and face the entrances to the center of the trailer.

    My hives are currently visible from the road but behind a locked gate, and most passer bys don't want anything to do with stinging insects, but then those few dirtbags that know bees and want to help themselves will do it at will.
    Coyote Creek Bees

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    Default Re: Anyone have pictures of beehives on trailers, like a tandem axel utility type tra

    If it is going to be in one spot for a while you could also consider removing the wheels after it is jacked up and leveled. I probably wouldn't want to do that if it was only going to be there for a week, but if it was going to be there a month or more.....

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    Default Re: Anyone have pictures of beehives on trailers, like a tandem axel utility type tra

    Quote Originally Posted by dingo983 View Post
    I want to set up a trailer once my beeyard is full on my own property. What do you use to secure the trailer when it is left in a remote area?
    That is reason why we in Europe set up beehives on platforms. When you arrive on spot, just have to lift platform with beehives off trailer ( that is done with platform stands or "legs", as we call it ),and pull trailer back home. Since platform is custom made to pair only with your trailer we have less problems with thieves.

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    Default Re: Anyone have pictures of beehives on trailers, like a tandem axel utility type tra

    If a criminal has a desire to steal almost nothing will stop him.
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    Default Re: Anyone have pictures of beehives on trailers, like a tandem axel utility type tra

    Quote Originally Posted by Acebird View Post
    If a criminal has a desire to steal almost nothing will stop him.
    Actually, crime is not interested in beehives, only in vehicle parts (wheels, tyres, lights etc..)

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    Default Re: Anyone have pictures of beehives on trailers, like a tandem axel utility type tra

    I have been thinking of this as well, I just read 4 pages of post. A lot off topic! But, some of the ideas I have is to build a purpose built trailer. With a removable tongue that uses something similar to a receiver hitch in function. Pin / unpin the tongue as needed. Also to use some leveling stands like used for a travel trailer, and also remove the tires using a electric or air operated lug gun, if you will.
    I use pallets that have two 8 frame hives on each. I would build it so I could walk down the middle and work the hives. I would use the lowboy style tension trailer axles to keep center of mass down.
    When necessary, I could use a strap from side to side to prevent movement or to prevent bears from toppling them over or destroying them, unless they clawed their way in. I do like the idea of using a solar powered fence to deter them. Ideally you could keep a 12 volt battery charged to use an electric wheel lug gun powered as well as a winch.
    I have considered placing a over head trolly type track like used on a funeral vault truck with a set of forks to do the lifting from front to back.
    I do not claim to be an engineer. But, I do try to think out the possibilities before I begin a project.
    I think I will use expanded metal on the bottom of the trailer so trash can fall through. Not real need for it under the pallets as long as you have support running from front to rear.
    This would basically work out that you could put 32 hives on a 16 foot trailer. That is approximate.
    All hives would set facing outside, entrances to the edge. When in transit, I could either use OSB as sides or netting.
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    Default Re: Anyone have pictures of beehives on trailers, like a tandem axel utility type tra

    > ...almost nothing will stop him

    Sometimes almost nothing works quite well...
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