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Offline adamant

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what do u guys use to carry your tools to the hives?

Offline joebrown

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Re: toolbox ideas what do u guys use to carry your tools to the hives?
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2011, 01:18:43 AM »
The Merrills Tool Box I bought at Brushy Mountain! I would not keep bees without it!

http://www.brushymountainbeefarm.com/Merrill-Tool-Box/productinfo/247/

I bought all my friends bee stuff and the tool box came with it along with a frame holder and frame grip. I would not leave the house without these three tools. They make working the bees so much more pleasant!

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Re: toolbox ideas what do u guys use to carry your tools to the hives?
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2011, 02:12:57 PM »
I use a 5-gallon bucket, it's cheap (free in this case) and effective.

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Re: toolbox ideas what do u guys use to carry your tools to the hives?
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2011, 02:15:55 PM »
I use a Merrill's toolbox as well and I really like it. There's a place for everything and it can double as a swarm catcher. Still it is hard to argue with the cost:benefit of a free 5 gallon bucket.
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Re: toolbox ideas what do u guys use to carry your tools to the hives?
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2011, 02:44:40 PM »
Use an old deep hive box with plywood screwed in the bottom.   Also works as a chair when turned on its side and can hold frames if needed.   Leave it out and the bees will clean all the sticky off of it for you. 

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Re: toolbox ideas what do u guys use to carry your tools to the hives?
« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2011, 03:49:16 PM »
I carry a hive tool in my pocket, smoker in in my my hand. 

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Re: toolbox ideas what do u guys use to carry your tools to the hives?
« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2011, 02:22:00 AM »
I have the merril and I have a bee brief.  Both can be used as a nuc to hive a swarm.  The merril makes a good stool to sit on.
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Re: toolbox ideas what do u guys use to carry your tools to the hives?
« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2011, 03:13:38 AM »
A tool box.
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Re: toolbox ideas what do u guys use to carry your tools to the hives?
« Reply #8 on: July 12, 2011, 09:30:54 AM »
I carry a hive tool in my pocket, smoker in in my my hand. 

I have to agree with danno;
It seems to me the more experienced you get the less " tools " you need too carry !

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