Re: How do *you* move hives?
Alex I am new to this so everything I say should be taken with a grain (or cup) of salt.
But have done several cut outs. Put down a bottom board, placed the box on it, installed frames as I removed them, placed another box, and filled it with frames. Then let bees come to it as much as they would, slapped a cover on it.
Then I placed 1x4 strips on the side from the bottom board up on the sides of both of the boxes so that my straps ran outside the 1x4. Little more work, but they did help hold everything from sliding while I loaded it into my car and hauled them to the yard.
Less than 8 months, 5, opps 4.5 Langs, and treatment style not decided yet