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    Default Southbound 2012

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    At some times during the year I have some trouble deciding what I should be doing, such as when I first get to South Carolina in the Spring. What do I do first? Where to start. But, this time of year, the honey is all off and extracted and the job is pretty clear. Get all of those hives together and ready to get on the semi to go South.

    All 460 so hives are ready for the ride.
    Mark Berninghausen "That which works, persists."

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    Do you net them?
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    Good luck and a safe trip. Any chance you will post some photos of the nuc operation you were talking about in another thread while you are down there?

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    Mark,
    Do you band them? I could not tell from the pics........
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    Hives are not banded.
    The load will be netted.
    I'll try to Post some photos of nuc building if I remember. I hate Dropbox and wish I knew an easy way to get it off of my computer. It makes it hard to find photos when I want to Post them here and other places.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sqkcrk View Post
    Hives are not banded.
    Gotta ask CK why he feels the need to band when moving the hives and you do not.......
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    I laod and unload my own hives. I'm slow. I don't send hives to Maine to ther blueberries, where other people might move them. If you send bees to ME they have to be banded. But if they don't have to be banded, if they have been left closed for some period of time, the bees will have the boxes glued together.
    Mark Berninghausen "That which works, persists."

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    Quote Originally Posted by snl View Post
    Gotta ask CK why he feels the need to band when moving the hives and you do not.......
    I have considered banding my boxes to the pallets as well before transporting them anywhere. It sure helps keep lids and boxes on pallets when traveling though that miserable highway in NY and Pa.

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    Default Re: Southbound 2012

    Mark I am jealous. I have 4 more yards to collect. Its looking good for me though as the semi driver will be at my place next friday morning to haul mine south. Good luck and have a safe trip.

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