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Offline bailey

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No more bending over low nuc racks
« on: February 07, 2013, 12:01:40 AM »
Found a way to raise nucs to waist level. 
A source of free 2x4 cut to 36"
Took em and made sawhorses!
 going to put rails on top and sit my nucs on the rails.  :-D
 Only cost will be the 2x4 rails that run between sawhorses. 
My back will be very happy for this !! :laugh:
Pic below.
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Re: No more bending over low nuc racks
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2013, 12:06:17 AM »
Maybe that's what I should do with my tbhs!  Lawl. 
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Also please excuse the typos.  My iPad autocorrect can be brutal.

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Re: No more bending over low nuc racks
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2013, 01:24:25 AM »
Why just today I was thinking of ways to make things easier in the back. This is a good idea. I have to come up with something that can be used on sloping terrain. Maybe something with 3'-4' tall end supports that I can bolt my railing to so that I'm level from side to side but sloping back to front.
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Re: No more bending over low nuc racks
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2013, 02:57:54 AM »
Bush_84 when I built my TBH I had some pieces of 4x4's, so it has those or the legs.  Bottom of legs cut on an angle so to set flat.  I try to level my hives side to side and front to back, using foundationless frames mostly.  Also, some will say I am messing up and maybe but I have my hives under a metal roof.  Don't have to worry about raining into hives, also have SBB's anyway.  Good luck to yall




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Re: No more bending over low nuc racks
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2013, 03:11:44 AM »
Good idea bailey. That would work well with queen castles also. Being bent over for hours does put a strain on the back. Thanks.
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Re: No more bending over low nuc racks
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2013, 08:06:57 AM »
I've decided to build a double rail with posts cemented into the ground. It looks great so far. Hope I don't have to move my hives anywhere!  ;)
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Re: No more bending over low nuc racks
« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2013, 09:20:46 AM »
I have all my mating nucs waist high off the ground now. I hated stooping over to work them before.
Each year I moved them higher and higher. You'll never have them down low again Bailey.

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Re: No more bending over low nuc racks
« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2013, 09:27:32 AM »
Be sure to put some cross members on the legs or you will lose em  in a good storm!
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Re: No more bending over low nuc racks
« Reply #8 on: February 08, 2013, 09:30:53 PM »
Wanted to show finished product with first rack in place. Can hold 2 rows of nucs at waist level.  Plus 2 more at knee level if I wanted or needed.
My back is so happy:):)
Bailey.

Blanc.  There will be 2x4 cross bracing and acting as a shelf on the leg braces. 
That's the second level of rows at knee level.






most often i find my greatest source of stress to be OPS  ( other peoples stupidity )

It is better to keep ones mouth shut and be thought of as a fool than to open ones mouth and in so doing remove all doubt.

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Re: No more bending over low nuc racks
« Reply #9 on: February 08, 2013, 11:39:11 PM »
Bush_84 when I built my TBH I had some pieces of 4x4's, so it has those or the legs.  Bottom of legs cut on an angle so to set flat.  I try to level my hives side to side and front to back, using foundationless frames mostly.  Also, some will say I am messing up and maybe but I have my hives under a metal roof.  Don't have to worry about raining into hives, also have SBB's anyway.  Good luck to yall




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What I meant by that was take my tbh and put my nucs on my empty tbh.  I made two and they both died.  I do not think I will restock them unless a swarm moves in. 
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Re: No more bending over low nuc racks
« Reply #10 on: February 09, 2013, 12:30:00 AM »
now only if you can figure a way for me to lay tile floors without bending over...then we will be set... :-D good idea Bailey
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Re: No more bending over low nuc racks
« Reply #11 on: February 09, 2013, 02:17:28 AM »
i see them 2x4's saggin soon. turn them on the 1.5" edge.

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Re: No more bending over low nuc racks
« Reply #12 on: February 09, 2013, 07:41:08 AM »
i see them 2x4's saggin soon. turn them on the 1.5" edge.

Me thinks you were looking at the pics that were under the saw horse and nuc set-up. If you clicked the pics to enlarge em, that is.  ;)

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Re: No more bending over low nuc racks
« Reply #13 on: February 09, 2013, 09:55:10 AM »
Bush_84 when I built my TBH I had some pieces of 4x4's, so it has those or the legs.  Bottom of legs cut on an angle so to set flat.  I try to level my hives side to side and front to back, using foundationless frames mostly.  Also, some will say I am messing up and maybe but I have my hives under a metal roof.  Don't have to worry about raining into hives, also have SBB's anyway.  Good luck to yall




Joe

What I meant by that was take my tbh and put my nucs on my empty tbh.  I made two and they both died.  I do not think I will restock them unless a swarm moves in. 

Gave my TBHs to a newbee friend after playing w/ them for a couple years.  They were fun for a while, but problematic for my expanding beeyard. 

I like my (waist level) LONG Hives much better as the frames can be interchanged in and out of my Langs.  Made my life and my bees lives easier.  I also have a NUC Bench (belly high) that makes my world a better place  8-).

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Re: No more bending over low nuc racks
« Reply #14 on: February 09, 2013, 11:38:16 AM »
My first thought was that will bee one tall unworkable hive  :(

Then I read the nuc part  :-D

What a great and ingenious idea, why should the hive bee low when the benefits for the hive( less damp,less heat reflection)
For the beekeeper easy access   :-D

Simple ideas are good!


mvh edward  :-P

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Re: No more bending over low nuc racks
« Reply #15 on: February 09, 2013, 06:02:09 PM »
Here is a pic of the rack with nucs on em.  First nucs of the year.  :-D



Bailey
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It is better to keep ones mouth shut and be thought of as a fool than to open ones mouth and in so doing remove all doubt.

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Re: No more bending over low nuc racks
« Reply #16 on: February 09, 2013, 08:05:40 PM »
I'm impatiently waiting...  :-D  looks good Bailey
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Re: No more bending over low nuc racks
« Reply #17 on: February 13, 2013, 10:14:16 AM »
Must be nice not to be in bear country,if i would do that they would be in the woods getting eat and they have no fear of the house.

 

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