merril tool box

Discussion in 'General Beekeeping' started by 2kooldad, Feb 22, 2012.

  1. 2kooldad

    2kooldad New Member

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    Anybody use a merril tool box for working bees....i bought one an i like it so far but....there is a spring latch on the top of the lid an i dont know what its for :/ any ideas ???
     
  2. Hog Wild

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    It is for the frame perch if you use one. The hangers go into the two slotted holes in the lid and the latch holds it in place. :thumbsup: I have two of them, one for the house and one for the farm.
     

  3. PerryBee

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  4. 2kooldad

    2kooldad New Member

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    an how many frames will it hold before it falls over....an where do you get this frame holder ???
     
  5. 2kooldad

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    oh yea....an that was my next question....what the 2 slots were for.....thanks H.W. :)
     
  6. 2kooldad

    2kooldad New Member

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    of coarse you know i aint buying the frame holders.....i'll be shade tree manufacturing them....thats what makes em....mine.
     
  7. G3farms

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    I like using a five frame deep plywood D. Coats design box. Looks just like it and are cheap to make, plus if you need a box to put a swarm or split in you have it.
     
  8. Hog Wild

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    2Kool,

    The frame perch hangs on the side of your hive body/super, in place of putting them on the ground etc. I think they hold about 5 frames and run about $20.00. Pretty bad when my beekeeping out spends Harley's! :D
     
  9. Slowmodem

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    I bought one of these toolboxes last fall after I got my hive. I like it, but I think it's kind of heavy (Or I'm out of shape, which is of course, the real reason!). My wife got me one for Christmas. So now I have two of them. I was going to send it back, but BM said there was a 10 or 15% restocking fee (I don't remember the exact number, but it was high I thought). When you added shipping cost to the restocking fee, I figured I'd just keep it and see if anybody at the local beekeeper association (my first meeting is Saturday) might want to buy it ( or maybe I'll donate it as a door prize).
     
  10. Hog Wild

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    Greg,

    Don't make the mistake of donating the one the wife gave you (it is special-trust me) or at least admitting to it...I did that with a Beekeepers for Dummies a couple of years back and yes, I ended up being the Dummy! :dash1:
     
  11. Bsweet

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    OH Ya when ever the Queen bee gets you something YOU never get rid of it, YOU always use it(even if you don't)
     
  12. jim314

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    So right :D
     
  13. 2kooldad

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    Hey G.....da merrill tool box is literaly a 5 frame nuc box with tool holders all over it an a latch so da bees cant get out.....its niffty

    I hear ya on the wife thing....i have a knitted scarf (in florida) that i will wear once a year for the rest of my days even if all thats left is a string of tattered yarn....a small price to pay for her ear on the endless subject of bees.
     
  14. kebee

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    I will just carry my stuff in a 5 gal. bucket, in fact in two of them to balance out my load, may even have to make many trips to get the job done. Cannot do what I used to, oh me age is really chatching up on me.

    Kebee