Well, good morning! No nightmares last night, but I've re-thought my trailer scheme. I'm going to look into an open flatbed trailer. I'm going to rent a pick-up to pull it, too, since my 4 cyl Toyota is showing it's age.
I'll be leaving here in 30 minutes to see the hives. Unfortunately, it's rainy and overcast. Not a good day to open hives...
The county bee inspector and I are trading phone messages. He said he could meet me to do a formal inspection later this week. This is a good idea. His one message said that the only problem he's seen with these hives was in June. That was the last time he inspected and only saw a few instances of chalk brood.
I'll try to post later.