Moving Honey Super?

Discussion in 'Beekeeping 101' started by hairNhoney, Oct 19, 2010.

  1. hairNhoney

    hairNhoney New Member

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    This year was my first year collecting honey from my hive. I have my hive on a farm and moved the honey super to my home to extract the honey. This was a tedious and heavy process to do alone. I was wondering if anyone knows of a device I could use to lift the Super (like a mechanic would user a engine hoist).

    Thank You,
    HairNHoney
    BeeKeeping Newbie
     
  2. Iddee

    Iddee New Member

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    Take an empty box with you. Remove one frame at a time, brushing and/or shaking the bees off as you do. Never lift a full super. If you have to walk a ways with it, put five frames in each box.
     

  3. brooksbeefarm

    brooksbeefarm New Member

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    Like Iddee said, myself i like to use a five frame nuc box so they don't slide around and fall out. Jack
     
  4. tecumseh

    tecumseh New Member

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    there use to be a manufacturer that made a 'moving dolley' like device that you could strap single box to the dolley and lift the boxes. I personally saw one of these perhaps 20 years ago, but never in a bee yard. I suspected at the time that they might be handy, but were not really made for anyone with commercial leanings. it was likely a poorly executed idea.

    I personally would favor Iddee approach which is much more $ friendly.
     
  5. Murrell

    Murrell New Member

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    If I may;
    I haven't posted on the bee boards in over a year, but still read them.

    First off a full deep super can weigh 80 or so lbs..
    A Illinois, or medium will weigh 50 or 60 lbs, which I use, and they are still too heavy !

    Murrell
    Rolla,Mo. half way between St.Louis & Fair Grove
     
  6. brooksbeefarm

    brooksbeefarm New Member

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    Murrell, good to hear from another Show me neighbor. I'm 72 years old and starting to notice the weight of the full supers, i had one hive four deep boxes high setting on concrete blocks and a hive stand this summer, the top deep was full of honey and i used the fume board and when i broke it loose and pulled it off, i almost went to my knees :confused: No more deep honey supers for me, isn't it funny how we think getting old only happens to other people. :lol: Jack