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  1. Thread: bee lift

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    Re: bee lift

    your right kev, got new trust bearings, and cutting off the knuckle. it's easier to get a new piece of heavy pipe and turn it to fit new bearings, lucky to have a shop in the family and a late night...
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    gonna call them on monday ian. are your bearing roll bearings or ball bearings , i have a feeling roller bearings would be stronger.
  3. Thread: bee lift

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    Re: bee lift

    back to the drawing board, put bearings out at the elbow, everything else works amazing moving the bees too blueberries was quick but the trip home with each hive full of blueberry honey caught up to...
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    Re: Wax dipping, wood polarity, and hardening oils

    hey ben
    did you ever find a local supplier for pariffin or rosin?
  5. Thread: bee lift

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    cristian it takes a few seconds to level out because it is all done by hand , sometimes its not perfectly level so it is a bit of a push to move around if you are down hill, but usually i get it...
  6. Thread: bee lift

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    i liked the trailer lower to the ground but my little truck could not move it well so when i got a bigger truck moved the loader to it. I still use the trailer when going to blueberries but thats...
  7. Thread: bee lift

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    some days i'm slower than others, now i get your question. there is 1/2 inch teflon plastic between the two bottom plates and plastic pipe on the shaft
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    the lower part is only attached with a 1 inch bolt and the adjustable bar ,letting it move at a 90 degree angle. it is rare that i adjust that angle, i use the outriggers all the time from side to...
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    Re: bee lift

    i used a brass bushing and pin for the elbow the winch is a warn , i tried a cheaper one but it only lasted 2 months.
  10. Thread: bee lift

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    Re: bee lift

    14674, 14675, 14676 my video is limited but here are some pictures moving bees today
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    Re: Hive Boom for Bee Truck

    Yeh i have to drop the legs they are easy to adjust (trailer jacks). i have moved the boom to the back of a half ton so extended the legs ,its not self leveling but i don,t mind a little pushing...
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    Re: Hive Boom for Bee Truck

    has a 15 foot reach and the elbow alows you to place them any where on the truck (i put it on a half ton makes it easier to get around)12665
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    Re: Hive Boom for Bee Truck

    12664 I have a home made loader and winch system moved 60 hives by myself in one evening. makes life so much easier
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    Re: 2 Way Pallet Plans and Ideas?

    am i getting this right you must pick up your hive individually with an ez loader boom and on the pallets you must use a fork lift of some type.
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    Re: Ontario Blueberry Pollination

    In nova scotia we average 45 lb of honey so the 145 pollination is a must for commercial. ian your honey production is alot higher, we need both to survive
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    Re: My bee hive trailer is completed!

    like the idea of putting the winch on the elbow area. mine is at the end. I have used mine for polination and it worked great, in the fall however the cheaper winch gave out so i had to buy a warn,...
  17. moisture in wrapped during spring cluster break up

    so i use 2" styfoam in my double deep hives wrapped with black stretch and seal plastic, to get solar gain and stop drafts. a local beek here winters indoors, when he takes his hives out in the...
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    Re: Kelley vibrating knife

    nice video ted, can you sharpen the knife, and if you can how? Mine is set up to work on its side but i have yet to clean it up and use it.
    thanks
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    Re: Kelley Vibrating Knife

    tim exactly what i bought, like the idea of the water, thats the video guy i was using a pressue cooker on a hot plate. one thing about old they used good steel simple and easy.
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    Re: Kelley Vibrating Knife

    i also just bought the older steam jiggle knife and am wondering how to set it up. don't know how to add youtube video url's but if you search "Extracting line in our honey house" a good video is...
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    Re: Ontario Blueberry Pollination

    Ian
    that would be braggs i believe they go under oxford frozen food they have holdings in ontario. Braggs is a giant in the low bush blueberry in nova scotia i would bet half if not more of rented...
  22. Re: Making a Miller Style Top Feeder - Sealant Ideas

    my buddy has 1400 hives and uses 4 ml plastic staples the top once he has folded it down into the cavity , works for years for him.
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    Re: How much honey do you go through personally?

    3 to 4 gallons in my house but my mother who is 92 and climbing goes through2 lbs every two weeks, jim it may be the secret to longevity. dam gotta eat more myself.
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    Re: Bought me a Bee Truck

    hope you don't mind jim i copied your truck picture so in january (when i'm working on my truck) i will remember the good tip about the back rail,nice.
    thank you
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    Re: Corporate gift boxes

    my wife bought her baskets from a company called sproule. It is an online florist supply company, i believe they were 35 to 60 cents pending on size. www.sproule-enterprises.ca
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