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  1. #1
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    Default Hive lifter

    Has anyone tried one of these ? http://herculifts.com/herculifts-for-bees/

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    Default Re: Hive lifter

    No but it sure looks like a "mom and pop" looking thing!
    "Tradition becomes our security, and when the mind is secure it is in decay".....Krishnamurti

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    Looks short on reach.

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    Default Re: Hive lifter

    clever concept, but the fit and finish makes me cringe

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    I got it touch with them and they don’t make one that will lift a bee hive .

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    Default Re: Hive lifter

    Quote Originally Posted by Cjj View Post
    I got it touch with them and they donít make one that will lift a bee hive .
    Eh ? Their webpage says "LIFT AND TRANSPORT YOUR BEEHIVES ANYWHERE" ??

    I particularly liked the sales-pitch: "Our Beehive Lifts are Powder Coated in White For Less Stress On The Bees During Their Move." Yeah - all those bees looking on, and checking-out the method of lifting ...

    You wouldn't catch me standing underneath (or anywhere near) that rig.
    LJ
    A Heretics Guide to Beekeeping http://heretics-guide.atwebpages.com/

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    Default Re: Hive lifter

    I think it would lift a western saddle - about a 35 lb weight! All the pictures show a lot of deflection from horizontal. Those swing joints get very opinionated as soon as they dip below horizontal. Save your money!
    Frank

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