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    Default 4 Way Pallets

    Any one know a good way to make a four way bee pallet to hold 4 ten frame boxes.? Also which clip is better the U or W? Moving to Oreagon in a couple weeks with a bustling carni nuc and six empty boixes already for swarms.
    R. Aragon
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    Default Re: 4 Way Pallets

    You should be able to find planes by searching archives.

    Why do you want to use a 4 way pallet with so few a set of hives? Do you have a way of handling a pallet of hives? A skidsteer loader or tractor with forks on it at both ends of your trip?
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    Default Re: 4 Way Pallets

    I have to agree with mark. less than 100 hives does not seem practical or make economic sense. bad return on investment.

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    Default Re: 4 Way Pallets

    How many hives are you moving? I have mine on migratory bottom boards that allow moving with a hand truck and you can make up 2 or 4 way pallets to hold the migratory bottom boards.

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    Default Re: 4 Way Pallets

    On the 4 way pallets using the w clip there is a 1/2 gap between the hives. So if you put them on the truck and strap back to front the top boxes will move together. Do you shim them to keep them from moving together when you strap them?

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    Default Re: 4 Way Pallets

    DC Honeybees has a good write up: http://dchoneybees.blogspot.com/2013...et-design.html

    Built a few for our home apiary (here in Oregon) and love them. Definitely would use PT ply and incorporate sreened bottoms. You want the "W" clips.

    Second the whole needing a loader/tractor even if you are modifying to do just 2-ways.
    Zone 8a - Elev.~ 1,100 ft. Sandy, OR.
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