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Whereas Covid confines people to their houses, bugs are chauffeured across the nation in Australia’s largest livestock motion

It’s 5am on a frigid August morning and Trevor Monson is on the wheel of his 16-wheeler truck on the street out of the Riverina city of Griffith, New South Wales. It’s nonetheless pitch black, his headlights looking down lengthy kilometres of straight roads.

Trevor and his son Jonathan have been on the street since 11pm the night time earlier than, once they set off from their house city of Robinvale in north-western Victoria. Pulling into an already-heaving truckers’ and tradies’ pitstop for a breakfast of espresso and cheese sandwiches, they examine the valuable cargo boxed up in hives piled excessive on the truck. The inhabitants are nonetheless snoozing, cuddled up in clusters to guard themselves from the windchill. They’re seasoned travellers by now, having spent the previous 5 weeks journeying from Queensland to Victoria to NSW.

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