Thursday, April 14, 2011

A Handy Tool

Stella's grandson made a very handy stand to take out with us when we want to check our bees.



In the past we've just set the boxes down on the ground, propped up on the upturned hive lid. A full box of bees and honey is heavy. Picking up 60+ pounds of dead weight off the ground is very hard.



Being able to set it at hive level and move it right back is a Godsend!



And the tool tray is an especially nice touch.

Thanks Jason! I'm sure you'll bee rewarded this summer :-).

11 comments:

~Tonia~ said...

Don't you just love handy guys?! I am sure that your back thanks him greatly.

LunabudKnits said...

You know, he might want to start marketing that little stand!

Susan said...

That is a great tool! I just had to work on my hive and those deep boxes are heavy! That is why I switched to 8 frame boxes. He definitely could market that stand.

Peacecat said...

Once again I am impressed with what ingenuity can do.
So much better than anything "made in China". Here's to supporting cottage industry, handmade items and true craftsmanship!

Michelle said...

Looks like the perfect solution!

Nancy K. said...

EEEEEEEEEEWWWWWWWWWWWWE!

Is it that time again?

I so don't like bees...

maybe you could warn me when you're going to post about them? My phobia would appreciate it!

;-)

Sarah said...

nifty help! Goodness, you just do it all don't you? Bees, horses, sheep...I get a suprise everytime I drop in!

Terry said...

Very nice!

Alice said...

What a lovely gesture for Jason to do for his grandmother. I am sure that she has the sweetest thoughts of him every time she uses it.

flowerweaver said...

This tool is awesome! I really recommend the English 8-frame hive boxes--when filled they are 35 lbs. My back thanks me every time I have to work the hive!

Ed said...

Very cool..:-)

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