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  1. #1
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    Default Package transportation advice

    We are receiving a couple of packages of bees this week, then we will drive to a little weekend place we have near Austin. Journey is about 3 hours, looking for advice/tips on keeping them ok, e.g feeding, keeping them cool...thanks for any advice

  2. #2
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    Lake county, Indiana 46408-4109
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    Default Re: Package transportation advice

    driveing in what?
    Make sure they have plenty of air and dont let them get to hot IF you want to feed the mist them with sugar water (dont soak them)
    Ed, KA9CTT profanity is IGNORANCE made audible
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  3. #3
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    Default Re: Package transportation advice

    Mini van

  4. #4
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    Crenshaw County, Alabama
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    Default Re: Package transportation advice

    If you are comfortable with the ambient temperature in the vehicle then the bees should be ok...just don't have the air-conditioner or heater blowing on them. Make sure that where you place the crates that the muffler doesn't run beneath the floor at that spot and heat it excessively (I've seen some vehicles...).

    Do packages still come with syrup cans installed in the cage?...if they do I wouldn't worry about them starving over the 3 hour drive.

    Best wishes and have fun!
    Ed

  5. #5
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    Default Re: Package transportation advice

    what about putting them in the back of a truck. I am getting some and have about a 5 hr drive or do I want to put them in somthing that wont let the air blow on them as much as my truck bed.

  6. #6
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    Nov 2011
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    Rader, Greene County, Tennessee, USA
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    Default Re: Package transportation advice

    > wont let the air blow on them as much as my truck bed.

    I would put the packages on the truck bed up against the cab wall. Block them in so they don't slide around.
    Graham
    USDA Zone 7A Elevation 1400 ft

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