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  1. #1
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    Default Beek Toolbox

    I just finished this up, and had to share. Scrap oak lumber leftovers from my two top bar hives, stain/poly, and a piece of copper grounding wire we dug out of my sister's yard. Total cost- $0.

    The inside dimension is just over 19", so I could make a hanger under the handle to store spare top bars if needed.

    Thanks for looking,
    John
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    John Sampson-Tucker County, WV
    14 hives - All cutouts and swarms

  2. #2
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    Rader, Greene County, Tennessee, USA
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    Default Re: Beek Toolbox

    Nice looking toolbox!

    > a piece of copper grounding wire we dug out of my sister's yard

    Hopefully that copper wire was not part of the power pole or house electrical earth grounding system!
    -- Victor Hugo -- "Common sense is in spite of, not the result of, education.

  3. #3
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    Clarendon County, SC, USA
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    Default Re: Beek Toolbox

    Nice "old school" toolbox. I built one almost exactly like it for my dad. I've got all my stuff in a 7 gallon bucket with lid, it keeps all your stuff together, you can catch swarms in it, and you've got a comfortable seat when you get where you're going.

  4. #4
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    Default Re: Beek Toolbox

    Great idea , my hives might be a little further away than I'd like and I don't want to get up there only to realize I forgot my smoker hive tool etc. How about a tool list for us newbs , the essentials to always have with you for general hive work and for when you get that call for a swarm .

  5. #5
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    Weeki Wachee, Florida,USA
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    Default Re: Beek Toolbox

    Looks nice!

  6. #6
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    Lyons, CO
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    Default Re: Beek Toolbox

    Best use of a top bar hive I've seen yet!

    Bees, brews and fun
    in Lyons, CO

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