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    Harold Guest

    Default Hive mover

    I seen a u tube video showing a hive mover.
    It was made of 2 u shaped pieces tubing fastened
    Together at the open end to work like a hinge.
    Then it had a bar welded across the u about 12 inches
    Up from the hinge part on both u shaped parts. Then it slipped over the hive
    and when you lifted the tubing pinched the Hive and 2
    2 persons can move the hive.
    If this is something that can be purchased
    I would like to find out where you would find one of these?
    Tks . Harold

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    Default Re: Hive mover

    Here's one:

    http://www.dadant.com/catalog/produc...roducts_id=193




    Brushy Mountain also has a similar product:
    http://www.brushymountainbeefarm.com...oductinfo/935/


    Its a good thing that Harold was very descriptive of the design he had seen. Look what happened the last time someone asked a more general question about a "Simple Hive Mover Design?"
    http://www.beesource.com/forums/show...e-mover-design

    95 posts later .....



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    Default Re: Hive mover

    Anyone know how well it works?

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    Default Re: Hive mover

    Quote Originally Posted by JRG13 View Post
    Anyone know how well it works?
    Wonderfully. I used to pay my son with pastries to help me move migratory hives with one of those. He's a college senior now and unfortunately too far away to help move hives.

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    Thanh you Rader.
    This is the one I was looking at.
    and thanks for letting me know where to get one.
    Have a happy new year
    Harold

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    Default Re: Hive mover

    Quote Originally Posted by JRG13 View Post
    Anyone know how well it works?
    Works great if you have two people.

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    Default Re: Hive mover

    Dang those things are expensive for nothing more than 3/4" electrical conduit, a few bolts and a 1/2 hour of time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Beeman View Post
    Dang those things are expensive for nothing more than 3/4" electrical conduit, a few bolts and a 1/2 hour of time.
    Plus a shop to build them in, equipment in the shop, property tax, utilities, and other misc overhead that neither of us know about.

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    Harold Guest

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    You are right I can build one.
    All i need is some tubing 2 bolts.
    a tubing bender. a wire welder.

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    Default Re: Hive mover

    HAROLD ---is right I have made a few of them --3/4 conduit and a bender and wire welder --for less 15.00 bucks

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    Default Re: Hive mover

    Wouldn't even need a wire welder. Flatten the ends of the cross bars, shape to fit and bolt through with lock tight.
    Easier with a wire welder though.

    I know a little about overhead.... I own a residential/commercial building company as well as an animal damage control company and a honeybee removal company.

    I am thinking there is about 60% -65% clear profit on each one mass produced.

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