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  1. #1
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    OK guys what if you need to check the brood chamber of a hive with four supers on it. What is your first reaction? 1. Joy 2. Dread 3. Forgetfulness

    Well check this site out. J Here is a tool that will at least make the task a bit easier for us old farts with bad backs and bad hearts, and it looks dam easy to make!
    http://www.quicknet.se/home/q-119076/BONUS/lyft.html

    The main home page is http://www.quicknet.se/home/q-119076/BONUS/1-bonus.html

    I was thinking of making something like this, but it was a hive stand that would hold the upper super while the brood chamber dropped down. This seems like it might be better.

    There is also this neat cart too.
    http://www.quicknet.se/home/q-119076/BONUS/kolo.html


    [This message has been edited by magnet-man (edited November 21, 2004).]

    OK found something new check this out. Click on the first picture and then just click the arrows.
    http://www.quicknet.se/home/q-119076/BONUS/skal.html



    [This message has been edited by magnet-man (edited November 23, 2004).]

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    I'd love to see these in action in real life. They look awsome. I wonder if they work as well as they look like they work though.

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    This is a guy who is thinking all the time. Thanks. Great site.


    dickm

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    Can anyone translate that?

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    Mag Man

    Love it! Need it! Can we build it?

    What the heck language is that?

    david

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    Currently, Google offers English translation from French, German, Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese, none of which were able to translate those pages...

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    Big Grin



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    [This message has been edited by magnet-man (edited November 22, 2004).]

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    I'm not 100% sure, but I think it's Swedish, or Norwegion...... possibly Finish.... I will try to figure it out and post a reply if I figure it out...

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    I am pretty sure it is swedish .I believe the "se." in the web address indicates a site located in sweden

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    It is Swedish but there is some e-mail in the site that go to the Czech Republic.

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    Thanks magnet. Very interesting. Swedish? Danish? Its all greek to me

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    magnet-man how do you find this cool stuff?

    i have been toying with the idea of a "file cabinet" type design but the simplistic concept of this is nice.

    looks like a litte welding for the stand and a few pieces of wood screwed to the side of an exsisting box and bingo.

    very neat thanks for the post.



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    <magnet-man how do you find this cool stuff?>

    I can only say by natural attraction.

    I like to do web searches that will hit a lot of foreign beekeeping web sites. I might search on a treatment product that is available somewhere else like Folbex-VA or search on the common chemical name “Bromopropylate”. Other times I will find out several beekeeping terms in a foreign language and do searches on those. This was the most frustrating way at first. You just can’t use a translation site to translate an American beekeeping term because the same term may not be used. A translation site might translate beekeeper as beekeeper but the foreign term might be honeykeeper or honeyfarmer. In Germany a super is a booty so you have to translate the word booty and not super. It is hard to find these terms though. When I do find a foreign site I will translate it if possible and find some words that would be good to search on. If I can’t translate it I will select a word that seems like it is beekeeping related and copy and past it into a search engine.

    Once you find a site what do you do then if you can’t translate it. Start hitting links till something interesting comes up.

    The asian sites are the hardest to do because the letters/words are so foreign.


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    Wink

    >In Germany a supper is a booty so you have to translate the word booty and not supper.

    I think supper here is booty too, unless you shake it, then it's super!

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    *I have a device that is designed to lift and move hives / boxes etc.
    It is design to allow you to work (2) side by side hives at a time.
    It is metal framed and is on wheels, the upper frame carriage slide forward on channels with a swing gate that opens to allow the frame to slide past the hives.
    The frame has screw jacks that clamp onto the hive box hand holds.
    The whole upper frame is on hydraulic jacks to lift the boxes up.
    they can be slide back out of the way to work on the hive under the boxes moved. Or it can be used to take supers off or move the entire hive.
    It is better suited for level firm ground, which, I don't have much of, but I got it when I bought out a local operation a few years ago.
    It is packed away for winter with other equipment now, but if anyone is interested, I will take pictures in the spring.

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    Take some pictures next spring. I would love to see it.

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    Using wooden cleats instead of hand holds looks like it might be a good idea. I can think of all sorts of ways to break a super free then prying on a corner. Where do your boxes fail first?

    [This message has been edited by magnet-man (edited November 23, 2004).]

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