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I read a post on putting hives on trailers to move them to different sources. I have a boat trailer that I used to haul lumber with but since I sold the sawmill, I don't us it anymore. Thought it would make a good bee hive trailer. I live near the water and there is a large number of Locust groves on the farms. I'm going to try to get the hives built up early and then take them to the Locust for the spring flow. My concern is the "bouncing" the bees around inside the hive. A boat out weighs all the hives I could put on this trailer. I realize the hives need to be secured down, but you folks that use trailers, do you modify the suspension to lighten it up? Is the brood affected or queen cells? Do you only move them at certain times.
Thanks for your thoughts.
rick SoMd
 
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