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« Reply #40 on: July 31, 2007, 05:21:50 PM »

A few days before I got my bees, a neighbor gave me a Dewalt soft tool bag.  He works at Home Depot and gets freebies every once in a while.  It has been perfect for my bee stuff.

I am very new so still working on filling it up:

Hive tool
Gloves
Long lighter
lighter
propane torch
smoker
veil
frame grabber
pocket knife
Magnifying glass
3x5 notebook of paper
Pen
sifter
powdered sugar with scoop
screen with frame to lay over box when sugaring

Wow, that is more than I thought it would be.

I also bring a empty nuk to set the 1st frame in
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« Reply #41 on: July 31, 2007, 09:21:40 PM »

I second the flashlight.  It's really nice for seeing eggs etc.

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« Reply #42 on: July 31, 2007, 11:01:21 PM »

When I'm in the bee-yard, all I really need is a hive tool, smoker with fuel (Burlap), propane torch to lite fuel, a frame holder, that I hang on the side of hive body, great for putting frames aside for inspections.

I have gobs of stuff which most here mentioned for doing removals, such as queen catchers, queen cages, scrapers, sheetrock saw, hammer, cut-off saw, sawzall, bee-quick, burlap, propane torch, rubber bands, pheremone, swarm traps, 2x 10 sections for putting back 2x 8s, 2x10 & 2x12 sections, nails, thumbtacks, camera, rolls of plastic, bee-vac...
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« Reply #43 on: August 01, 2007, 12:48:47 AM »

Let me see I have off for the ticks  grin Smoker a shotgun Smiley hive tool. toilet,paper just in case Cant for get that lol and good old tape  And not telling what I have in that thing I have not took ever thing out in 2 years lol. Never know might be 1,000 dollers in that thing just from doller bills. And the gun is for snakes lateley we have a lot of rattlers and copper heads sence there has been no rain.
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« Reply #44 on: August 11, 2007, 10:00:27 AM »

This is mine, almost. The rest are in the sedan, somewhere.




so which one of those knives is your queen catcher?
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« Reply #45 on: August 13, 2007, 07:47:40 AM »

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

One of the fun moments at HAS was in the bee yard when Michael bragged about his self-igniting propane torch, which of course promptly failed to work. And he still doesn't have matches or a lighter on his list...   grin
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« Reply #46 on: August 13, 2007, 09:06:21 AM »

Ha, now that is funny, that good old Murphy's law in the premium!!!  That would be quite an embarassment.  Have a wonderful day, beautiful life, Cindi
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« Reply #47 on: August 16, 2007, 07:44:52 PM »

>Michael bragged about his self-igniting propane torch

I got it working later.

>And he still doesn't have matches or a lighter on his list...

You didn't notice that I had those in my pocket?  I haven't been without matches or a lighter in my pocket since I was eight...  I don't need them in my toolbox.
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« Reply #48 on: August 18, 2007, 09:14:03 PM »

I bet kirko has a copy of MB e-book in his toolbox  grin Wink
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« Reply #49 on: August 19, 2007, 10:53:40 AM »

Ted, now that is a good idea!!!!  Have this wonderful day, best of our life.  Cindi
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