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    Default Trucking Bees

    If a trucker has own nets, boards, and smoker what would you pay?
    Also the said trucker has some bee knowledge.


    would you pay an extra .30 per mile ?

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    Any trucker that will help you load and knows when to drive, when to water and rest the bees is worth the extra money.

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    Default Re: Trucking Bees

    Paid 2.85 per mile this yr. for trucks with nets and the driver ties down
    Larry Pender,Jubilee HoneyBee Company,Camarillo, CA

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    Default Re: Trucking Bees

    Yes i would pay .30 a mile more even if he didn't have all that stuff, but just had the knowledge of how to haul bees properly and when to water and stop.

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    My trucker supplies the truck and trailer and has his own suit. He gets on top of the load to spread the net and set the spreader boards where he wants them. I pay him $3.00/mile.
    Mark Berninghausen
    The answers are the end. The questions are the journey. Journey on.



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    Default Re: Trucking Bees

    The $2.75 to $3.00 rate has been the norm for awhile. The way I see it that should be what the good drivers get and it should go down from there, unfortunately too often when you need a truck beggars can't be choosers. A little trick I devised this spring is to keep an extra bee suit around for the driver that shows up without one and says he can't help. Either have him give it back on the other end after he gets unloaded or deduct the cost from his freight bill.
    "People will generally accept facts as truth only if the facts agree with what they already believe."- Andy Rooney

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    Default Re: Trucking Bees

    How far do you transport before you "rest" the bees, and what does that involve or how? Also How do you water the bees, just mist them? thanks for the info, i will be moving mine down south this year and it is going to be a new experience.

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    Moving bees south for winter is never the issue. In fact the bees stay in boxes till you hit mid Ga mid day in December and January. Its coming back home you have to soak them when temps are near or in 90s. throw a super soaker hose over the top of the load and hook to the water spigots at your local truck stops after dark. You are talking 2 day drive, a good trucker will do it in 24 hours.

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    Default Re: Trucking Bees

    ok, so your just soaking the outside of the stack to cool them and let them grab water as needed.

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    Default Re: Trucking Bees

    Here is what not to do.

    http://www.aetv.com/shipping-wars/ep...ee-ware--47#47

    thepiratebay.sx/torrent/8741946/Shipping.Wars.S04E11.HDTV.x264-CLDD

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    Default Re: Trucking Bees

    where are his nets, he deserves what he gets

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    Default Re: Trucking Bees

    Quote Originally Posted by scokat View Post
    ok, so your just soaking the outside of the stack to cool them and let them grab water as needed.
    Thats all I have ever done. However the furthest I have ever hauled bees is from Central East Tx to NY. I didnt even use a super soaker hose. I just used a standard garden hose with a redneck sprayer on the end. Soaked em for about 20 minutes every evening and a quick wash at every fuel stop.

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    Default Re: Trucking Bees

    Quote Originally Posted by EastSideBuzz View Post
    Here is what not to do.

    http://www.aetv.com/shipping-wars/ep...ee-ware--47#47

    thepiratebay.sx/torrent/8741946/Shipping.Wars.S04E11.HDTV.x264-CLDD
    Idiots like that give those of us who doing the right way a bad name.

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