I like the sound of that more!Let's just say I was glad to get out of there .
I got these new box covers with kind of escape things that let the bees out but not in, so I stopped a few paddocks down and had my lunch, then drove home.
Unloaded with the forklift and removed the covers, hardly any bees in the boxes.
@Alastair Himself has a step made from a quarter of a plastic pellet! Helps with the stacking.Exactly right Tristan. I had to load a few boxes on the deck, then jump on the deck and load them onto the pallets. No way to keep everything covered, all the time, there was stuff exposed almost continously.
As you say, problem of being a one man band. However the hives are strong and will not get robbed, give it a few days and all will be right back to normal.
Probably same reason I am...I used to be 7'2" but spent so much time tramping with a heavy pack I'm now 5'9". I could only imagine what bee hives do to a man but now know ... which is what I tell my kids when they tell me I'm getting shorter. They then tell me that explains my expanding girth. Mass has to go somewhere.Both, we are a bit vertically challenged!