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  1. #1
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    Default Interesting day today

    Got a call around 9:00 this morning saying we got a tractor trailer of bees with a shifted load and they needed help. I suited up and headed over.

    Who ever loaded the semi, made a mistake. NEVER stack palleted hived on top of pails of syrup.

    the pails crushed, and the front of the load shifted pretty bad. we had to un-load the front hives, move the syrup, and reload the truck.

    Headed from GA. to Maine for blueberries.

    It could have been MUCH worse. if the weather was warmer it would have been even more of a mess. luckly it was around 53 when we started.


    Interesting way to start the week


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  2. #2
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    Default Re: Interesting day today

    WOW, Pretty interesting. Thanks for posting.

    Luke

  3. #3
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    Default Re: Interesting day today

    WAY TO GO. That's a day!

  4. #4
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    Default Re: Interesting day today

    hopefully you got paid for assisting in correcting a load. Who would have thought that bees atop of plastic buckets would have been a good idea?

  5. #5
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    Default Re: Interesting day today

    Na, no pay. I did end up catching a nuc full of bees that were left behind though.

    I have no clue who loaded like that. but the driver didnt notice until it was too late.

  6. #6
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    Default Re: Interesting day today

    I'm guessing he put them under because on top would have been impossible to tie down. A pallet on top of the syrup would have helped. Evidently he did not have the ultimate beekeeping tool, stretch wrap or is that duct tape. (that's a topic for another time)

    Jean-Marc

  7. #7
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    Default Re: Interesting day today

    yeah, we stacked them on top for the rest of the way. the net held everything together nicely.

  8. #8
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    Default Re: Interesting day today

    I think Jean-Mark nailed it. Nothing like good ole stretch wrap for odd shaped items like 5 gallon pails. Putting them under pallets I would call a real brain errrrr, bad idea. Certainly made a lot of unnecessary work for a lot of folks.
    "People will generally accept facts as truth only if the facts agree with what they already believe."- Andy Rooney

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