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    Re: Fall bees dwindling

    We just flipped the hive on end. No switching boxes or anything. Just simply taking the sick hive and flipping it on end so as to expose the bottom and top of the hive to air flow/sunlight. Most...
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    Re: Fall bees dwindling

    Yes, but we experienced it in spring up north after being on the orange bloom in FL. The hives were treated with quick strips during the orange flow. The bee's had come out of the winter with very...
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    Re: Hive clamps on Forklift

    I know a guy about to turn 80 who still runs around 800 hives with occasional help. So yeah, you guys are still young :) As fast as time goes all I have to do is blink and I'll be that old!!!:)
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    Re: Hive clamps on Forklift

    The only clamp I've seen on a bobcat is the one we had on our 610 back when we first started bee's and we were told by everybody that we need to take it off...So we never even used it LOL! A clamp...
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    Re: Hive clamps on Forklift

    The XRT was purely hypothetical. I had no real world experience on that machine :) As for the other, I can beat all you "old farts" on your own machines simply due to the fact that I am younger...
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    Re: Hive clamps on Forklift

    Pulling hives off the pallet with the clamp will only happen a few times. Just as one's brain learns to automatically pull the lift lever to lift a pallet off the truck before backing up so will you...
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    Re: Took the plunge

    As I remember it you weren't even man enough to try any turtle soup!!! You were so excited though to go catch some turtles to make your own turtle soup you went to the extreme and dumped a couple...
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    Re: Took the plunge

    Not necessarily. We've had a really good experience with A & O. Our turbo has a 1,000 hours of HARD abuse and has held up in every respect except for the articulation joints. We use the clamp and...
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    Re: Took the plunge

    Yeah that's what we've been doing. The problem is the hummerbee will stall out even in low range so I was really curious just how much more power the 1k has over the turbo. Will the 1k actually...
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    Re: Took the plunge

    Jim, Does the 1k ride smoother than the turbo? Maybe most guys haven't tried this but I wanted to know if the 1k could spin the tires when pushing against a tree or something? Will it stall or...
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    Re: Took the plunge

    Aww shucks... But only after you have a slice of humble pie:D
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    Re: Took the plunge

    I wasn't there but what you heard IS correct. I've got a friend that just got one and I've gotten to try it out and it was NOT what I was expecting so now I'm back to wanting a 1k again hahaha! The...
  13. Thread: Forklifts

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    Re: Forklifts

    Yes, which is why we like using Rim-Guard(beet juice byproduct) instead of the damaging and rusting abilities of calcium chloride.
  14. Thread: Forklifts

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    Re: Forklifts

    This question really depends on your personal style of bee keeping. We used the 10' mast for years and found that we really needed the 12'. We love the 12' mast because there are times that it is...
  15. Re: Bobcat with forklift mast, or without, vs Hummerbee!!!!!!!!

    Definitely the Jetsons :)
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    Sorry it took so long to reply but I got busy. So, putting some fire back into this debate. Keith is ALL wrong and I'm ALL right!!! JK Keith :)

    My dad was actually the lucky one that happened...
  17. Re: Bobcat with forklift mast, or without, vs Hummerbee!!!!!!!!

    It exists, we just test drove it this morning.
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    Keith, I think your tripping over my usage of the word easy. There are many bee keepers that think it is easy to get into their bobcats. It is if your comparing that to getting into a crane. I was...
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    [QUOTE=Keith Jarrett;856567]Josh, I load with a 1K and it's the easyest thing to get in/out of, you would have to be stuck in a wheel chair to have a problem get on to the 1k.

    Keith, I'm...
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    Keith, fromthe pics I saw it appeard that it was easy on/off from the driver right side which is not on the 1k I tested. Also, the joystick looks like a real joystick that is much easier to hold...
  21. Re: Bobcat with forklift mast, or without, vs Hummerbee!!!!!!!!

    Looks like the new Hummerbee XRT is quite a bit nicer than the Swinger 1k. Noticeably the superior joystick over the 1k. It seems A&O has also fixed the problematic articulating joint too. It's...
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    Re: New Swinger 1K

    does the center joint flex front and back like the hummerbee or is it stiff as a board? If there is no give for back and forth won't that yield a more bumpy ride? My hummerbee turbo has had the...
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    Re: new a/c-heated cab for 1K

    I would consider a can if it had the ability to fairly quickly attach/disattatch. That way when all you are doing is moving bees you have the cab and all the regular yard work cabless.
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    Re: Swinger 1k loader

    Forgot to ask: does the 1k use the same hydraulics as the old one? Like when your going full speed and let up on the gas it tries its best to throw you. That was also a big reason to get the...
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    Re: Swinger 1k loader

    Keith, curious if you had a chance to check out the swinger 1k yet? Back when we were deciding which forklifts to buy a big turnoff with the 1k was that there wasn't a rocker pedal. we've been...
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