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Author Topic: Moving Hives - Equipment Options?  (Read 663 times)
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« on: March 24, 2010, 11:06:28 AM »

Lately, I've been considering purchasing a small open trailer to move hives around in my local area. There are some small orchards and fields in our county, where I might be able to place a small number of hives.

Being a bit older, the idea of carrying hives any distance or lifting hives onto an open trailer presents a real challenge. I suspect I could place a ramp on the trailer to avoid much of the lifting problem, but there is still the problem of moving the individual hives in the field.

It seems that something like a dolly, with balloon tires or a dually set-up might work. However, a dolly would tilt the hives when I move them and shift the frames around within the hives.

Having said all this, has anyone seen a simple low cost device that a single person could use to move hives around in an out yard and onto a small trailer?


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« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2010, 02:15:50 PM »,27034.0.html

On the General Forum dated March 23, Bailey had a good solution.


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