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    Re: Too old to lift the boxes

    That Bee School instructor 30 years ago would have been me. The constant question was, "why do you keep bees?" After a number of the usual replies, I started saying that we kept bees for their wool...
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    Re: Too old to lift the boxes

    Just a follow-up on our last post:
    Thank you all for the ideas to help us old guys keep bees a little longer. My wife and I have been usine a homemade hive lifter for years. It is a two handles...
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    Honey/wax tool handle care.

    I posted this by accident in another area.
    While getting the tools and equipment ready for this year's beekeeping and gardening I recalled a beekeeper some years ago who used to have a soup can full...
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    Honey/wax tool handle cream

    Posted by accident belongs in Products of the hive.
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    Re: Too old to lift the boxes

    Thank you all for the ideas to help us old guys keep bees a little longer. My wife and I have been usine a homemade hive lifter for years. It is a two handles wedge which goes over the boxes with two...
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    Too old to lift the boxes

    After 40 years of beekeeping I was told by the doctor to give up beekeeping or keep the lifted weights under 30 pounds. I am not about to give up beekeeping, but need some help. I use 10 frame boxes...
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