How A Commercial Beekeeper Moves Bees

Moving bees commercially is a fine art. First, the beekeeper scouts out a new location to move them. Some of the things they are looking for include:

  • Level ground that is above the water table
  • Available water resource for the bees
  • Secluded away from lots of traffic
  • A location that gets plenty of sun
  • A bunch of nectar resources for the bees to forage

The bees are then loaded on the truck bed in pallets. Once they arrive at their new home, the beekeeper skillfully uses a bobcat to get them off the truck and onto the ground. Then they are inspected to make sure they have all the resources they need to succeed in their new home. The bees are then free to fly about and begin making honey. 


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