In the next few days I will be setting up two new apiaries in the hills. I need to move two beehives to each location. It will take me approximately an hour and a half to move them from a to B.
One of the hives I moving is a split. I just inspected that hive and it has four capped queen cells. I am hoping it will be OK to move the hive in the next four days, even though the queens May emerge at any time. I’m hoping that I will have a small window before the queens are ready for their mating flights.
I am wondering about how you secure the frames in the boxes so that they don’t move around too much? Is this vital? I have to drive on a few bumpy roads along along the way. The hives will be inside my car! I have clips on them, and will strap them, and secure them with the frames parallel to the car.
I will be closing up all the hives in the evening and moving them first thing in the morning, opening up the entrance as soon as I get them to the location. I will be closing the entrances with screen mesh so that the hives can breathe.
Is there anything I should be aware of or cautious of before I go ahead with my plans? I’ve never done this before.
And BTW- I’ll have my veil next to me!