That’s brilliant, I like the built in versatility and the waterproof lid is a good idea.My entry:
Designed to be a Quiet Box/Tool Caddy/Swarm Collection Box. It is sized to fit Rose Hive frames, so needs to be about 35mm deeper for National. There is generous beespace so that frames with QCs will not be damaged. The tool box fits inside and has its own carry handle. (Spiders are optional )
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Now you are talking, what a good idea, I often find I need to sit down when I am at the bees having passed the tree score years and ten. This or something like it could solve two problems, ok a bit bulky but put down in the middle of the bee yard would be alright. THANK YOU.I saw this stool being used by Paul G Kelly of the University of Guelph in Canada on one of his beekeeping videos on YouTube - I do realise little of what he talks about is directly applicable to wet Welsh beekeeping but I not only liked his shorts but was struck by how useful his portable toolbox / seat looked - not that I've ever sat down for beekeeping - my first stand being far too tall didn't help - will be cutting that down during the winter. I have yet to look at making one of these tool boxes but might give it a go this winter too - perhaps adapted by some of the excellent ideas I've seen here Still, as they might just be of interest to others I thought I'd throw them into the ring : Hive Stool – Honey Bee Research Centre View attachment 22929
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Thank you Malcolm, if I get around to making one this winter I'll post some pics here. Only 3 years off the three score and ten myself!Now you are talking, what a good idea, I often find I need to sit down when I am at the bees having passed the tree score years and ten. This or something like it could solve two problems, ok a bit bulky but put down in the middle of the bee yard would be alright. THANK YOU.
I think you will need a sit-down by the time you've carried that to the apiary!Well I have made a new caddy, some people will say it’s overkill but when someone mentioned a combined seat I had an epiphany and this is the result, everything goes in this and I have a seat to rest on as well.