Re: Too old to lift the boxes
Do a search here on beesource and you should be able to find a couple of Threads on Hive Lifters which some people use to lift boxes of honey off of hives so they can work thru the brood supers.
There is a new hive in one of the Bee Mags recently especially suited to folks who can't bend over or lift much. I'll try to find it if Radersidetracker doesn't beat me to it.
Mark Berninghausen "To float, upheld, as salt water would hold you, once you dared." Denise Levertov, poet