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I need to move my hive to a new location (a little further than 2 miles). If anyone has tips or experience moving hives I'd love your advice on how to make the trip smooth. It's not a long distance, but packing these little fellows up is a bit daunting.





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Hi Shauna;

Move the bees at night.  I use a migratory cover, it has a front and a back lip but no sides, easier to wrap a strap around.  Use a strip of 1/8th mesh screen to close the bottom entrance, switch the telescoping cover for the migratory one, hold it all together with a heavy duty strap and then move to a new location.  Once there take the screen off, the strap, the migratory lid and the bees are set to go the next day.  Email me at if you'd like to borrow those things.  Brian


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