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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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    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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    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.

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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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    Default Re: Beek Toolbox

    Looks nice!

  6. #6
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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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    Default Re: Beek Toolbox

    Like! Lake trout I'm a noob too, but here's what I keep in mine. Hive tools, gloves, corks for smoker, matches for smoker, small spray bottle with sugar water, entrance reducers, bee brush, duct tape!

  8. #8
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    Default Re: Beek Toolbox

    Sweet
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  9. #9
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    Default Re: Beek Toolbox

    Rubber bands ? saw a video of a well known beekeeper using rubber bands to hold the queen cage with candy end up to a frame , not sure if the bee s like this method or not and also most info says to put candy end down . His thinking was if any of the other bees in the cage with her were to die they could block her exit , sorry for the off topic.

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    Default Re: Beek Toolbox

    Very nice toolbox. I like one that can double as a stool... but then I'm lazy...
    Michael Bush bushfarms.com/bees.htm "Everything works if you let it." ThePracticalBeekeeper.com 40y 200h 37yTF

  11. #11
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    Default Re: Beek Toolbox

    I wish I was that organized....

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    Default Re: Beek Toolbox

    A million people need a carpenter and you are wasting your time building tool boxes! If I had your talent I would be getting rich. Nice toolbox!

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