Re: Requesting advice on long-distance hive relocation
Dont trust the ratcheting straps alone, you hit a bump it will shift. You will keep driving and notice at the stoplight half that hive is gone. Don't ask how I know. I take couple pieces of fence board, one on each side and screw the hive boddies together a couple screws in each super will do. When you get there and take them apart put a little silicone on the screw holes. Or you could go with the hive staples.You should be fine with screened inner covers, I just had regular inners and screened bottoms. I have been from TN to NC and SC to TN with four on the back of a pickup. I would still throw the straps on there to hold the covers on. Some of those boogers stay out late, I have been out at 10 O clock at night and still have some comming in.
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