Re: Moving from Kansas to South Carolina
Use two ratchet straps per hive, one near front and one near rear. Snug them up and supers cannot shift.
Originally Posted by dr4ngas
If you move the hives in warmer ambient temps, excess heat build up in the hive is a problem. An inner cover with most of the area covered by screen will exhaust the heat. Remove the entrance reducer and staple screen on near dark to secure the bees. Put the hive next the back window of the truck to prevent excess wind or better in a canopy or SUV. Move on a cool day or through the nite, is preferable, if you don't have air conditioning or shading.
If I move in the day time, and don't have a canopy or SUV, I shade the hive with a piece of plywood secured on with a couple of 2 x 2s for spacers above the screened inner cover.
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