Zone 4 Langsthroth mostly.
I have 4 hives that I need to move approx 3/4 mile this spring. I am currently overwintering in Wisconsin. I am unsure the best way to do this. I have 3 on pallets, one on a stand. They are 2 deeps and a medium currently. I was told to move them before they 'wake' for spring- is this correct? Do I just ratchet strap the hives tight and move with a skid loader and pallet fork? Will that bounce them around too much? I have a skid loader, tractor with front end loader, UTV with bed, truck.... Just unsure the best way to get them down a hill and through a small valley to their next home! Any and all advice welcome!