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Offline beetalkin

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sbb oil tray
« on: April 30, 2010, 12:40:15 AM »
found 10 cafeteria trays in a junkpile. they are 14"x18". perfect size,perfect price :)

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« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2010, 10:02:57 PM »
You lucky dog.

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Re: sbb oil tray
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2010, 12:17:16 AM »
found 10 cafeteria trays in a junkpile. they are 14"x18". perfect size,perfect price :)

They are almost perfect.  Because they are so shallow your hive will need to be quite level, and they will be easy to spill.  I would use them if I found them though.  I'm using disposable aluminum turkey pans for mine - just the right size for 8 frame hives and about 3 inches deep.  1 1/2 - 2 inches deep would be perfect IMHO.
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« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2010, 10:41:18 PM »
Keeping the hive level is the hardest part of beekeeping.   I was just used to putting hives on top of whatever was around.   Buckets, bricks, stumps, whatever.   This spring, it took me an hour to level out blocks for some hives.   

 

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