Re: Beehive moving device
At one of my small yards I was asked to move 5 hives to the other side of the property.
After survey and a lot of thought plus I wanted to do it on my own, I ended up using a large wheelbarrow that was on the property. I first set up the new site with cinder blocks (my usual hive stand). Then I put a moving screen at the bottom of the wheelbarrow and loaded top two supers with lid (or whatever I thought I could move easily) and took to new spot. Placed them on the ground and went back for deep, which I had put on another lid and closed the front. Moved the deep, placed on stand and then reassembled in order. Grass in front of entrance. I moved 2 hives the first day and 2 the next---very hot South Florida day and it was a distance of about 230 yards. And I'm no spring chicken, someone stronger could do it much faster. I have one left to do this week.
I also have a 2 person carrier and have used it many times for shorter moves, with the help of my sweetie.
If I had to do this more often I would get a Kelley nose truck.
Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones. Prvb 16:24
March 2010; +/- 50 hives, TF