Re: Moving hives
If you're moving that far you should be fine with just screening, loading, unloading and unscreening. Do strap them tightly. I once assumed that a pickup bed of boxes with bees would be OK on the way to the orchard. There was a little space between the boxes and they jostled enough to get a lot of bees flying. If you don't strap down, consider taping the seam between the upper and lower boxes. Once you get there you should be fine. No need to orient on the way or when you're there. The bees will know they're in a new place and they'll do their thing.
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