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Moving Two Bee Colonies

Beekeepers frequently must relocate their colonies. Jim and a friend moved two colonies about 50 miles away. Jim used tripod-mounted cameras both at night and during the day to show the effort required to relocate bee colonies. 

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  1. Why were screened tops placed on the colonies prior to moving?
  2. Many times colonies are moved during what time of the day?
  3. Is it wise to attempt to move bee colonies alone?
  4. Should the bees be contained in the colony when moving?