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Did you do all o that today?

Lot of work and looks really good!

Would look better sitting on the back of that boom truck with your wife driving it!:lol:
 

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I still have 20 mediums and 6 deeps to paint. Every weekend (the only time I'm home) it's either raining or threatening to rain.
 

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"I hate painting" ditto here. Can't stand it.
 

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I hate painting too, usually get my daughter to do it.

Slowmodem just enjoy the time of a father/son project.......can't be beat, sure do miss mine!

James you got a little painter to help you out also :lol:
 

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Thanks for the compliments. :oops:

Eddy - Just staggered so they don't stick together too badly.
Greg - Wish your Dad was near :wink: But for heavens sakes man, give him a brush will you, what's that little thing he's holding? The only way I would ever have a brush that small is if I somehow convinced my son to help paint and I wanted to keep him busy for a few.................days!
G3 - My wife sitting behind the wheel of that truck, all loaded up, ready to go work the bees? :lol: Not in a million years my friend, she's terrified of bees! :lol:
 

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I hate painting too, been doing it the past two days, hives, supers, lids, and the outside edges on the bottomboards. Hey, Perry we have the same taste in color, brood, light green, supers, light brown. My comb honey supers are dark green, helps to hide them in the woods. Jack
 

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Wow Perry and I thought I did so good today, by getting the first coat of paint on my 5 nucs after acupuncture while the the boss was getting her hair done. As long as she doesn't see your post I'm gold, that I was working all day.
 

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Of all things painting has to be one I disklike most, ask my wife, 2 years now she has been waiting on me to paint the den, will have to this summer when it is to hot to do anything outside. So painting my hive when I got them together was no fun. Just finish them the other day.

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Nice job Perry:thumbsup:, however I switched to stain. Coat of primer and two coats of paint became too much for me.
In last 10 months assembled, branded and stained 100 deeps.
Making hive stands and sbb are my favourite, use cedar, so no painting/staining.:wink:
 

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Western Red or Eastern White Cedar Marbees?
Western Red would last forever but I can't even begin to imagine what it would cost! :shock:
You know, if I had to do it over again (and had the space) I would have made a 100 of them. The cost for the material wasn't bad at all and the time it took to run 30 could have just as easily run 100 (set-up is half the time). Could probably sell a bunch to folks that don't have the gear to make 'em and end up paying all my own costs off.
(They would have be sold unpainted of course) :wink: :lol:
 

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You know, if I had to do it over again (and had the space) I would have made a 100 of them. The cost for the material wasn't bad at all and the time it took to run 30 could have just as easily run 100 (set-up is half the time). Could probably sell a bunch to folks that don't have the gear to make 'em and end up paying all my own costs off.
(They would have be sold unpainted of course) :wink: :lol:
You should do that. You could call them PerryBee Palaces. :D
 

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Eastern white Perry, that's what we have here, and it's really afordable. 99 cents/bf
You right, no big difference between running 30 or 100, once you set up machinery, just keep flying:grin:
Maybe this is what you gonna do next year, and get your boxes for free:thumbsup:
 

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I feel for you; painting can be a drag. I started stacking my boxes up and using a roller; that eases the pain. I hate having to wait between coats though; when I start something- I want to just go ahead and finish it. By far, SBBs are still the worst for me though.

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If you have a bunch of them to do stack them up and put a small piece of wood in between each box (think of something like 1/4" thick x 1" long) at the corners and then spray them. With the little spacers in between the boxes some paint will get on the inside edges but not much will get on the inside of the boxes plus they will not stick together.
 

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I used to do them individually but that just had to stop!
Now I stack 'em up proper like (don't even bother with little sticks anymore) Lay the brush to the handholds and any open grain corners and then either get a big brush or better yet, a roller. Once they're painted I stagger them so they don't glue together.
I also always used to do the top and bottom edges (a time consuming endeavor to say the least), but I haven't done it with these (yet) I am not convinced it does much to help preserve the edges. I have had painted edges go away quickly if the boxes aren't fitting together snugly as well. The bees tend to propolize them quickly enough so I am undecided on this.
 
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