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  1. #1
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    Default netting for transporting nucs

    I have a long drive to pick up my nucs. I was looking for ideas on keeping the bees in the proper place. Im anxious to get them, just not inside my truck while Im driving.

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    Default Re: netting for transporting nucs

    Landscape/nursery shade cloth is one option to use for netting.
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    Default Re: netting for transporting nucs

    How far do you have to go?
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    Default Re: netting for transporting nucs

    3 1/2 hours

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    Default Re: netting for transporting nucs

    Gas up then load up as the sun goes down. No nets needed just make sure the hives are secure from tipping over and the lids wont blow off. Set them off early the next morning before they begin flying. Beekeepers can be nocturnal bees arent.
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    Default Re: netting for transporting nucs

    Close the enterences
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    Default Re: netting for transporting nucs

    Quote Originally Posted by Rader Sidetrack View Post
    Landscape/nursery shade cloth is one option to use for netting.
    get the 60% shade cloth.

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    Default Re: netting for transporting nucs

    Agribon low cost crop cover for keeping insects out. lets light and air pass through. disposable. The shade netting is expensive but would be tougher for hives in the back of a truck. I use it to protect tobacco from cross pollinating. It withstands outdoor conditions for several months. Would be similar to tule.

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    Default Re: netting for transporting nucs

    Thanks to all of you.I should be able fix the problem. The reason I was going to haul the bees up front with me was weather related. Maybe to cold or rain .

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    Default Re: netting for transporting nucs

    actually cold rainy weather is perfect bee moving weather. It ensures they will NOT overheat and die on you. I pray for those days when hauling. It also helps keep them in the box on the truck.

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