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Offline tbelo

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beehive scale
« on: February 26, 2017, 09:13:51 am »
Why bother constructing your own sms beehive scale and not just buy a reliable and cheap one like the one from <link removed> from only 210 euros ?
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Re: beehive scale
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2017, 02:21:19 pm »
Because it is 210 euros and even more to get it here.
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Re: beehive scale
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2017, 05:14:56 pm »
Why don't you ask the freight costs to your region

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Re: beehive scale
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2017, 08:43:57 pm »
Some where in the article, they say they only ship to certain European countries.
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Re: beehive scale
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2017, 05:46:09 am »
Broodminder.com scales are us$149 .. thats about 140 euros i think, plus shipping. They ship to aus so anywhere else should be easy :-)

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Re: beehive scale
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2017, 08:58:56 am »
Transfer costs to US is 30 euro.

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Re: beehive scale
« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2017, 09:40:17 am »
Well that is about $233 US + the $32 to ship, I don't know if I consider that cheap.
If you haul enough 50 lb grain bags and some 75 lb hay bales you get a real good feel for how much something weighs.

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Re: beehive scale
« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2017, 10:06:30 am »
Not for nothing but you can weigh your hives with a 5 dollar bathroom scale from Walmart and a two by four.

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Re: beehive scale
« Reply #8 on: March 01, 2017, 10:43:45 am »
The point of wifi or Bluetooth connected scales are not just to weigh the hive but weight it at regular intervals like every hour and report that info to you.

I presume the point of sms scales is that you can get reports from a remotely located hive so use that info when scheduling and planning your hive visit.

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Re: beehive scale
« Reply #9 on: July 27, 2021, 07:40:36 am »
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Re: beehive scale
« Reply #10 on: July 27, 2021, 11:36:55 am »
I have a 90 degree arm, with a hand winch, on my golf cart that I use to lift Deer and hogs but it makes a perfect "weigh" to weigh hives.  I use a heavy ratchet strap around the complete hive, and just hook the scale on the lift arm into the strap that is around the hives. The $35 scale from Amazon, good for 750 pounds, hangs on the winch hook.  If I positioned the cart right the hive is hardly moved while I weigh