Another thing not to do if you're a new beek (or an old one :-D)
Don't try to move a hive using only straps. Staple the supers together. My first year in beekeeping, a hive was given to me by a local organic nursery that I do business with. It was an abandoned hive left by the previous owners of the property 5 years prior, and had not been worked or treated in any way during that time.
Miss smarty pants here decided to be lazy and use straps instead of staples. When I started to lift the hive to my pickup truck bed, my hand slipped, and the bottom board slid catta-cornered under the bottom super, creating a big gap for thousands of angry bees to take out their rage. I got somewhere in the range of 50 stings, through the beesuit.