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Offline adamant

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Hive Carrier plans ..any of you built one?
« on: July 02, 2011, 11:24:48 PM »
Hive Carrier plans.. any of you built one?

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Re: Hive Carrier plans ..any of you built one?
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2013, 05:03:54 AM »
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Re: Hive Carrier plans ..any of you built one?
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2013, 07:39:42 AM »
i usually get a coupla young stout fellas. and tell them just what gona happen if they drop them
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Re: Hive Carrier plans ..any of you built one?
« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2013, 07:48:32 AM »
I have been thinking about the same thing.   I was wondering if i could put some drawer handles on the sides to make it easier to lift them.     I have two different size honey supers for my hive one is for 8 frames the other holds 6.  I have tried to lift the one with 8 frames over at the local bee yard and i could lift it but its not something i want to do that much.   The only option i could think was to have an extra box and move each frame one at a time.

This is my first year as a bee keeper and i'm worried about how heavy things are going to get next year when the girls really start to store honey.
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Re: Hive Carrier plans ..any of you built one?
« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2013, 09:09:49 AM »
We have this one that most bee supply places carry It works very well for two people.
http://www.brushymountainbeefarm.com/Hive-Carrier/productinfo/935/
 You could build one yourself. But this one fits well to standard langstroth box design.If you are very busy, time designing and building only one is to be considered.

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Re: Hive Carrier plans ..any of you built one?
« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2013, 09:52:02 PM »
I'm only about 5 ft tall and 100lbs, and I can't lift the boxes myself, so I end up lifting frames out 1 by 1 to move the boxes, or get hubby to help me lift them out.
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Re: Hive Carrier plans ..any of you built one?
« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2013, 11:32:32 AM »
I use a dollie to move mine.  If the hive is to heavy then I unstack the supers and restack on the dollie.  I have a 3/4 plywood piece that fits over the bottom of the dollie that is slightly bigger than a super and it sticks through the back of the dollie, it stays there.  I have looked at the two people hive carriers but I usually move them alone anyway.  Good luck



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Re: Hive Carrier plans ..any of you built one?
« Reply #7 on: August 23, 2013, 06:07:10 PM »
I use a dolly also for I work by myself most of the time.
I have 2 car spring leafs welded to mine.
It works great.
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