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Super Bee
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« on: October 26, 2009, 09:29:36 AM »

Anyone ever thought about or built an adjustable hive stand that could be raised or lowered as needed?  I realize that it would be a permanent structure, but I also think that it would keep you from having to stand on your head to check on small hives or stretch to check on the larger ones. 
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« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2009, 10:51:54 AM »

I sure most every beekeeper has thought of it !
at one time or another, especialy bending over a number of hives.

Then they also thought of the practical part of it, and let it slip back in their mind somewhere, and built regular stands of some sort.


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« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2009, 02:38:38 PM »

I don't see what the practicality of building an adjustable stand is. I mean I understand the benefits of it, but the time, energy, and supplies put into it is more than I'm willing to spend.

My hive stand right now involves 2x4's and cinder blocks. Anything more than this to me is pointless, as my number of hives increases and decreases, and moving them around the yard becomes necessary from time to time, building a permanent stand of any kind becomes more problematic than building more hive boxes, or frames.

If you are concerned about getting into smaller hives without bending over, why not just put a few extra cinderblocks under the small ones. As it grows, take out two cinderblocks as needed.
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« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2009, 07:10:57 PM »

Mine are all the perfect height -- 3 1/2" off the ground.  I'd go lower but then they would be touching the ground and they would rot... Smiley

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