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Wesley
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« on: July 30, 2011, 02:14:17 PM »

Ok guys I plan to move six hives about two hundred miles to my new home in south MS. That may seem easy to most of you but I have never attempted this before. I plan on using the straps with the ratchet and also tacking together with hive staples. I have the premade screens to put in the entrance and plan on securing them with a smaller staple. I use screened bottom boards for what its worth. I will be halling them in the back of my full sized truck. Do I need to put them in the back of the bed or towards the front? I also have two honey supers on top of each hive that already have two deep brood chambers. I have already had a huge honey harvest but I fear they are full again because of the continual rain. I havent seen them in about a month.  Should I hall them with the honey supers on them? Any advice you guys would share would be much appreciated. I have been keeping bees about 8 years but have never attempted a move this far.
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« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2011, 09:19:08 PM »

Sounds like you have a pretty good plan there.   Ratchet straps are good.   Me, I do not staple them anymore when using the straps.  I would pull the honey supers.   Much too heavy with 2 deeps alone, but doable.   It don't matter where in the truck you put them.   Just close them up at dark to get most of the bees in.   
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« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2011, 12:26:24 AM »

Thanks for responding! Planning on taking the supers off!
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« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2011, 05:13:18 AM »

http://www.bushfarms.com/beesmoving.htm#twomiles
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