i move a few hives to a friends farm spring-summer. I just brought them back a couple weeks ago.
-> just use a furniture dolly, fully screened inner cover with no outer cover for the drive. Pick a coolish not raining day
-> ratchet strap the hives together, put robbing screen over entrance and bring them home on the trailer-> did it on my own piece of cake.
Will be putting 10-12 hives there next year