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bobandbec 

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With the supers filling rapidly at the moment don't do what I did today and try to lift two full supers back onto the top of a colony made up of brood and half and four supers.

Struggling to move at the moment and have more inspections to do tomorrow?

Peter
 

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I am sympathetic. Two of the colonies the supers are now taller than me. They are heavy/full (Langstroths) but not capped enough to extract. You can't always get a bee buddy when you need one.:grouphug:
 

DulwichGnome 

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I am sympathetic. Two of the colonies the supers are now taller than me. They are heavy/full (Langstroths) but not capped enough to extract. You can't always get a bee buddy when you need one.:grouphug:
Have you tried shouting?:cheers2:

Mike
 

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That's a promise to help then. Thanks I'll be shouting:)!
 

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I carried a couple of full supers at the same time for a female friend last season to her car a distance away.
I nearly past out with the weight and the heat.

I also learned the hard away..
 

hedgerow pete 

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i spent six months with no leg use so belive me i know back injuries
i just cant believe that you were so clever to do it, people laugh at me at work because of the way i shift materials, same with the bees i will never go over four supers the wieght becomes to high to be safe, add a couple of brood boxes into that as well and we are using step ladders
 

jimbeekeeper 

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I carried a couple of full supers at the same time for a female friend last season to her car a distance away.
I nearly past out with the weight and the heat.

I also learned the hard away..
i just cant believe that you were so clever to do it,
He would not have done it for a male!:drool5::sifone:
 

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You are so right Jim. :laughing-smiley-004
 

buzzy bee 

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Hi

I think it depends how big you are.

Hedgerow pete, you only have 4 supers at a time, that is impractical at times, maybe you can do this with a few hives, but if you have alot of hives you have no option sometimes. Also if you have a real flow on, you would be surprised how fast a big colony will fill your four supers, both honey wise and the amount of bees.

I have used a steplader before now!

Cheers

Dave
 

VEG 

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The best thing I ever bought for bee keeping is one of those things people use for delivering things (trolley thing you know what i mean with two wheels on) I bought it from aldi a while ago. I moved hive stands hives and patio slabs with it. Due to the location of 2 of my hives I will also be using it to carry my supers of honey to the car. I also have had three months off work flat on my back due to picking something up the wrong way. Never again. :cheers2:
 
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I use a wheelbarrow for moving stuff around, but it's a pain as stuff falls out over bumpy ground.

I think a sack barrow is a good idea, how much was the Aldi one?

Frisbee
 

buzzy bee 

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Hi

With a little work a sack truck can be converted to have big wheels, even bicycle wheels can be used.

Then you can get them to roll over much rougher ground.

Cheers

Dave
 

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The one i bought had big pneumatic wheels sort of all terain wheels it cost me £20 well worth the money.
 

Hivemaker. 

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I got one with all terain tyres on,got toyota hi-lux written on it,cost more than 20 quid though.
 

buzzy bee 

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Hi

If we are talking pickups, I have one too, mine does 14mpg and is a heavy old girl, on 16" wheels, the tyres however are big! Extremely geared down, so very torquey, but top speed of about 25-30mph.

Cheers

Dave
 

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