Hauling Live Honey Bees
Did you know?
Have you ever thought about hauling bees?
Did you know those loads pay better than general freight?
Apiaries move their hives to areas for pollenation in areas that need them.
We specialize in hauling bees. Check out this page for more info.
What you should know
Bees will be loaded on the truck in the early morning or evening. The apiaries (beekeepers) will load the hives for you. Bees do sting you, so you will need to learn to work and move around live bees. Hauling bees takes time management and planning truck routes & fuel locations. You'll need to plan your stopping areas, some truck stops do not allow bee haulers.
You will need a flatbed or stepdeck trailer.
2 sets of V Boards
10 to 14 - 4" Straps
4 - 2" Straps
See links below to purchase Equipment
Time to move honey bees is typically January thru June then again September thru November. These months are typically a bit cooler than other months and not necessarily freezing.
You've got to MOVE!
The bees are considered livestock. They must be moved during the daylight hours. Live bees will begin to die once they are loaded so you cannot stop except for a quick bathroom break or to grab a bite to eat. You need to get to your destination as quickly as possible. You are ELD exempt and exempt from 30 minute breaks. We can give you more details on this.
North Dakota is the #1 state for bee hives. They typically move to California or Texas and some to Florida.
The top states for moving bees are
North Dakota - South Dakota
California -Florida - Texas
Ohio - New York - Pennsylvania