Re: Paying someone to move bee hives to another state?
It's only 6 hives? Just load them on a open truck or trailer after they have settled for the evening, tie down well, don't block the entrances, and drive. If the drive is more than overnight put a beeproof net over the whole thing.
It's more important the bees don't suffocate, than losing a few bees. Entrances must be left open, don't put mesh over the entrances cos bees trying to get out can clog it and suffocate the hive.
If you want to block the hives completely, take the lids off and nail mesh over the top of the hive, the bees won't clog that. Then just make sure there isn't major wind blowing onto the mesh and into the hives.
44 years, been commercial, outfits up to 4000 hives, now 120 hives and 200 nucs as a hobby, selling bees. T (mostly).