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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

    Sheer curtains from your front window.... or from Goodwill... (and duct tape) in a pinch. Bees will come out of the hive if it's warm enough and they are being jostled around, even in the dark.
    Disclaimer: I've never been a bee.

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    Default Re: netting for transporting nucs

    Our local 99cent store has laundry bags made of netting. I have used then to transport nucs inside my vehicle. The netting looks a bit course, but it is enough to keep the bees in. They are a little short so I use two-one over each end, overlapping in the middle. The ones I bought have a drawstring closure.

    Another hint if your nucs are cardboard or plastic with ventilation holes is to use easily removable 2" blue painters tape around where the lid meets the box to reduce escapees.

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    Default Re: netting for transporting nucs

    I bought some ? kind of meshed bag at walmart last year, only cost a couple of dollars each and the jester nuc fits in it just fine.
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    Default Re: netting for transporting nucs

    You can buy tulle at a cloth store cheap. A few yards probably will not even cost a couple of bucks.

    I only wrap nucs up in the car if my wife is with me because she complains about them buzzing around and pooping on the windows. Otherwise I just let them buzz and wash the poop off when I get where I am going. My Beagle goes with me on the GA trip every year and she is always a neurotic mess on the way back because the bees start flying around the truck. When they bump the side windows I just let them out. Power windows are great for that.
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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

    If you are in a truck why are you worried about them coming into the truck?

    I haul bees all the time on my flatbed with windows rolled down. My A/C is 3 60. Three open windows and 60 MPH. I never get bees in the truck with me. Just secure them well (preferably on the bed of your truck) and haul back home at night as Jim suggested.
    Last edited by honeyman46408; 02-27-2013 at 06:12 AM. Reason: read the rules

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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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