I needed another hive stand fastů
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  1. #1
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    Default I needed another hive stand fastů

    I had both my 3 hive stands full. I had both my single hive stands full. I had nuc hives on my cinder block and post stand. And I didn’t have time to make another one.

    I got the harbor freight ad and saw this. https://www.harborfreight.com/step-s...orm-66911.html with a coupon for $20. Since I needed more nitrile gloves and they were also on sale I headed over and picked up one of the stands. It works perfectly for a hive stand. I wouldn’t pay $30 for it but with the coupons it was good enough in a pinch.
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    Default Re: I needed another hive stand fastů

    A handy thing to have anyway after you get around to making some cheaper ones. I am needing something like that to keep in the pickup. I used to vault off over the sides, now that would be a disaster!
    Frank

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    Default Re: I needed another hive stand fastů

    Quote Originally Posted by crofter View Post
    A handy thing to have anyway after you get around to making some cheaper ones. I am needing something like that to keep in the pickup. I used to vault off over the sides, now that would be a disaster!
    All my stands, well all except the post and cinder block one, follow my ant-proof hive stand pattern. I do plan to make another stand so I can get the nucs on it. One of the reasons I went ahead and got that platform is that it will be handy just to keep in the apiary to have a place to stack boxes while I'm inspecting a hive. Plus I won't have to bend over so far to pick them back up.
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    Default Re: I needed another hive stand fastů

    I put boxes off the hives on those platforms, what a back saver!
    Rod

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    Default Re: I needed another hive stand fastů

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    I always pick one up by the road side when I see it and able to get it.
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    Default Re: I needed another hive stand fastů

    I just keep a couple of old boxes in the yard to place supers etc when working the hives.
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    Default Re: I needed another hive stand fastů

    Sure helps to have a stand to stack off onto or work on. Here is one I made up that folds.
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