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Offline newbee101

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"Whats in your toolbox?"
« on: December 31, 2006, 05:41:56 PM »
I'm sure this has been discussed before, but I'm bored.....

Frame grip (used once)
wine corks
entrance reducers
bee escapes
rubber bands
matches
hammer
robber screen
EpiPen
cotton (for smoker I never use)
hive tools (3)
dental pick
magic marker
swiss army knife
straps
push pin tacks
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Re: "Whats in your toolbox?"
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2006, 06:05:08 PM »
This is mine, almost. The rest are in the sedan, somewhere.


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Re: "Whats in your toolbox?"
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2006, 06:25:11 PM »
 I dont see no propolis on them there hive tools...... 
« Last Edit: December 31, 2006, 07:54:29 PM by newbee101 »
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Re: "Whats in your toolbox?"
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2006, 07:55:47 PM »
Italian Hive tool
J21 Stapler
Staples
#8 hardware cloth
tin snips
Smoker
Burlap
Self igniting propane torch
BBQ lighter
Duct Tape
Queen catchers
Queen cages with candy
Queen marking pens (last year's and this year's colors)
Tweezers (for catching attendants)
#8 push in cage
Frame grip (cast molded handle)
Leatherman wave (in my pocket actually) which has:
  Saw
  Serrated blade
  Regular blade
  3 sized of straight screwdrivers
  1 size of phillips screw driver
  can opener
  file
  pliers
  scissors
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Re: "Whats in your toolbox?"
« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2006, 08:35:11 PM »
And a bee brush... :)
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Re: "Whats in your toolbox?"
« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2006, 08:46:06 PM »
oh yeah, and I got an old honey jar for burr comb
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Re: "Whats in your toolbox?"
« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2006, 09:03:24 PM »
Two hive tools
1 roll of duct tape
lighter
smoker
pine shavings
gloves, leather gauntlets and latex
entrance reducer
pocket knife
Ginsu Knife
Cell measuring guide

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Re: "Whats in your toolbox?"
« Reply #7 on: January 01, 2007, 10:52:52 AM »
I have pretty much the same thing except I keep a sack of dried horse turds for
smoker fuel
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Re: "Whats in your toolbox?"
« Reply #8 on: January 01, 2007, 11:00:52 AM »
Kirk, ha the dried horse turds, for sure, easy to manage, good size, much better than a cow pie for sure.  Great day.  Cindi
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Re: "Whats in your toolbox?"
« Reply #9 on: January 01, 2007, 03:15:49 PM »
1 hammer
extra hive tool
1/2 inch nails
Smoker
matches
lighter
old newspaper
cardboard
1 machete
combination knife/pliers/file/ screwdrivers
gloves
jar for wax
long sleeveshirt
veil
tool box is an old cardboard box(just in case)

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Re: "Whats in your toolbox?"
« Reply #10 on: January 01, 2007, 07:20:10 PM »
I don't have a toolbox.  I usually would just grab my jacket, gloves, veil, smoker, matches and hive tool.  If I was checking on the TBH, I'd bring a hunting knife.  I'd get the smoker fuel from the location of the hives.

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Re: "Whats in your toolbox?"
« Reply #11 on: January 02, 2007, 12:20:33 AM »
Sean, what on earth would you use a machete for when you go and see the bees.  The only thing that I could possibly use that would resemble this device would be a pair of scissors to cut the grass.  LOL.  Great day.  Cindi
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Re: "Whats in your toolbox?"
« Reply #12 on: January 06, 2007, 03:17:53 PM »
What are the wine corks for?

Mine:
matches
lighter
extra hive tool
hammer
staples
crumpled newspaper & twine
bee brush
frame grip
spray bottle of alcohol
spray bottle of sugar water
jar to collect wax
gloves
smoker



I use a 5 gallon bucket with a contractors bucket boss (canvas pullover with tool pockets)

Oh, yeah:  the best thing I've found is the electric garden cart (the neuton) since my hives are downhill from the house and shed

happy new year,
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Re: "Whats in your toolbox?"
« Reply #13 on: January 06, 2007, 09:42:15 PM »


Thats all I have. :-D

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Re: "Whats in your toolbox?"
« Reply #14 on: January 06, 2007, 10:57:56 PM »
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What are the wine corks for?
For when I loose the one in the bottle! :-D
It is to plug up top entrances when needed.
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Re: "Whats in your toolbox?"
« Reply #15 on: January 07, 2007, 07:20:18 PM »
Sean, what on earth would you use a machete for when you go and see the bees.  The only thing that I could possibly use that would resemble this device would be a pair of scissors to cut the grass.  LOL.  Great day.  Cindi

Aah cindi. machete serves a variety of purposes.

1) protection: area is isolated but this is jamaica, anything can happen it keeps me safe from man,centipedes           and tigers
   
2) I use to dig holes when i am planting stuff
3) To chop what eve bushes may be in my way

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Re: "Whats in your toolbox?"
« Reply #16 on: January 07, 2007, 07:21:53 PM »

Basic Getup:
Cheap canvas tool bag from Harbor Freight
Italian hive tool
Standard hive tool
Smoker
Cotton/denim
Paper bag of mini pinecones
Long-necked lighter
Standard lighter on a lanyard
Gerber Multitool
Hammer
Hive Staples
Can of starter fluid (ether rolls--for the bees, not for me)
Jar
Duct Tape

I do keep a stash box with my bees to lighten the load. It's where I keep stuff like a few extra frames, frame hanger, hive tools, etc.

And machetes are a pretty common sight in Jamaica. Stuff grows fast there! Fact is, I keep three or four machetes at the camper in my Oregon outyard, to hack grass around the fronts of the hives in Spring to keep open space or clear paths through the brambles. 
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Re: "Whats in your toolbox?"
« Reply #17 on: January 07, 2007, 07:37:24 PM »
"And machetes are a pretty common sight in Jamaica. Stuff grows fast there"

can i assume that you have been here michelleb

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Re: "Whats in your toolbox?"
« Reply #18 on: January 07, 2007, 07:46:47 PM »
Sean,
 Is it true or just a rumour, that if you place your hives in the right place, you can get some "ganja" honey.
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Re: "Whats in your toolbox?"
« Reply #19 on: January 07, 2007, 08:31:20 PM »
Sean,
 Is it true or just a rumour, that if you place your hives in the right place, you can get some "ganja" honey.

Naah. they would bee too high to make it back home