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sundance adds:
Seal all the entrances with 1/8" hardware cloth and moving at night is nice. Be careful as bees do not like being screwed with at night. Wear a suit.

tecumseh muses:
at night bees cannot see but they can craw very well. bees that fall to the ground tend to craw up. make sure your pant are tucked into a good set of boot or firmly secured.

I typically move bees in the very early morning or after the sun has set. In good weather (cool) I simply stuff a plastic grocery store bag in the hive entrance. once the hive is set into it new location I pretty much immediately pull the entrance plug with no dire effects.
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