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Re: Hive Lifts
« Reply #60 on: August 08, 2021, 01:42:45 am »
Yes Sir, Ace, my ground is not level.  I know what your saying.  All we need is a BobCat on track, only $35k so we can move a beehive.  However if I paid $35,000 for a BobCat skidster for honeybees, my wife would use it to dig my grave.  As beautiful as my wife is, a skidster might be pushing things a bit.  Although I had a BobCat skidster for the horses, however the wife loved her horses, not so much honeybees,,,, so my back is blown.  I?ll spare ya the details.

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Sorry to hear of your back. Bummer!  We use a riding mower with a trailer attachment on the back.  We hook up a heavy-duty plastic two-wheel trailer to it.  Took it up the hill to our upper apiary with me walking along to balance it (I had already strapped it together).  I worked super well, I was very pleased! Will she help with that?
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Re: Hive Lifts
« Reply #61 on: April 16, 2022, 11:01:48 pm »
Since there has been an interest in hive live lifts on another topic, I decided to refresh this topic.

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Hive Lifts
« Reply #62 on: April 18, 2022, 12:13:57 pm »
To load - unload your truck of various bee stuff, anything anywhere.
- tommy gate G2, maxxon, or equivalent
https://www.tommygate.com/liftgates/pickup/

To load/unload single or double pallets with a single unit setup.  Mount on a trailer or on a deck truck
- articulating picker or boom lift like EZloader or equivalent
https://www.worktruckwest.com/equipment/picker-deck-trucks/
https://ezyloader.com

For multipurpose, total versatility, all terrain, the get a lot of anything done anywhere any day. AT loader; hummerbee, swinger, or equivalent. 
https://www.hummerbee.com/xrt-rough-terrain-forklift
https://avantequipment.com.au/mini-loaders/
https://www.bobcat.com/loaders/small-articulated-loaders/features

For backyarder, few hives, permanent hive positions.  Overhead gantry lift and a sturdy yard/garden cart.
https://www.wallacecranes.com/products/gantry-cranes/
« Last Edit: April 18, 2022, 09:03:25 pm by TheHoneyPump »
When the lid goes back on, the bees will spend the next 3 days undoing most of what the beekeeper just did to them.

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Re: Hive Lifts
« Reply #63 on: April 21, 2022, 09:40:06 pm »
For wheeling around, fighting terrain and balancing. Hold your tongue just right.  Manual pushing-pulling which is not alot better than lifting. 
Models B2 / B3 keep the hive reasonably level.
Made around Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.  Roughly 1800$ Cdn.
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https://youtu.be/RgEJWAeELYU
« Last Edit: April 22, 2022, 02:10:56 pm by TheHoneyPump »
When the lid goes back on, the bees will spend the next 3 days undoing most of what the beekeeper just did to them.

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Re: Hive Lifts
« Reply #64 on: April 21, 2022, 10:22:43 pm »
Very Nice Lift. You had mentioned before your concerns of the angle of the boxes while in transit, with some of these portable lifts. This one you posted seems to help reduce angle tremendously over some of the others. Thank you for posting this HoneyPump

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Re: Hive Lifts
« Reply #65 on: December 03, 2023, 11:06:47 pm »
2 Chronicles 7:14
14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

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Re: Hive Lifts
« Reply #66 on: January 19, 2024, 08:42:57 pm »
Brian I noticed you did this on the top box. can you do this on 4 Medium boxes?

 

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