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Today, almost all agricultural work is mechanized, and manual labor is replaced by machines in other industries, except for the beekeeping industry.
We have efficient extractors, uncappers and pumps for extracting honey. We have forklifts, bobcats and cranes for loading beehives and supers. But, the hardest work is pulling honey and carrying heavy supers which many of us are doing by hands. As a result, productivity decreases and beekeepers experience back pain and injured knees and shoulders.
Nowadays, more and more beekeepers use Bee Escapes for pulling honey. This is the most efficient way to pull honey and is friendly for both bees and beekeepers. However, using Bee Escapes requires a crane or another device for lifting stacks of supers. I know that some beekeepers have a good experience with a crane, but some find it very pricey. We also have efficient and affordable electric Hive Lifter available, but for some reason, it is not popular among beekeepers in North America.
Why do some beekeepers choose not to use devices that make their work easier, quicker, and most importantly, safer for their health?