I normally would not tell this on myself:sad:, but it might help others from making the same mistake. When robbing hives (60 miles from home) 3 weeks ago,i decided to make a nuc from a very strong hive. I took 3 franes of brood (one with eggs) and bees, and one frame of honey with bees, i shook another frame of bees into the 5 frame nuc.I put the inner cover on (it had a screened hole in the middle, qt. jar size) and left the lid off. the nuc also had a screenbottom board on it. Well when i got home not one bee was alive and some of the larva was hanging out of the cappings:shock:. We are in a drought with temps. 98F to 106F, the temp. that day was 98F, it made me sick thinking what they must of went through. I didn't think they would over heat in the pickup bed with ventilation and speed of 65 miles per hour? The black plastic liner in the pickup bed might have added to the heat also, and after thinking about it i might have put to many bees in the nuc?The girls can take cold weather but not to much heat, so be careful. Jack PS. I always take 2 empty nuc's when going to the outyards.