Traveling Bee Hives

Last Wednesday, 9/10/14, I traveled down to the Richmond area to deliver two bee hives to my sister.  The hives were securely strapped to our trailer and a mosquito net was draped around the hives to prevent any strays from wandering off.   I got alot of strange looks when driving down to Louisa, Virginia.  I guess it was odd to see someone hauling a couple of bee hives in an open trailer, that’s something you don’t see everyday.  The bees made the trip and were successfully setup in their new location and set “free” the next day.

We used very fine steel wool to block the bottom entrance hole; and with the screen bottom board and the empty feeder on top of the brood boxes with ventilation holes on all 4 sides they had plenty of air circulation and didn’t get chilled during the 2 1/2 hour ride down.