I live in a hot desert environment. I have good chances to capture swarms, but, the location of the swarms could range from 1-100 miles from me. I have some questions on how to transport hives and keep temperature controlled in this desert area. We are not hot yet, but, the direct sun on a nice day can heat a box 10-40 deg above ambient temp.
I do not want to capture a swarm, hive them just to bake them on the way home.
Also, when moving a hive is bee access closed off or left open when moving? I have not found much on this exact answer but have seen yes/ for short distance or any distance depending on the bee keepers opinion.