Woohoo, Bees Are Ordered!

Discussion in 'Beekeeping 101' started by SuiGeneris, Nov 6, 2017.

  1. SuiGeneris

    SuiGeneris Member

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    I got my order in on Friday for the bees for my first hive. Should be ready for pickup at the beginning of May.

    Guess I gotta start building by boxes and frames!

    Bryan
     
  2. Paul Cottier

    Paul Cottier New Member

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    Nice! I need to build some nucs for splits next spring.
     

  3. Gypsi

    Gypsi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I have boxes of frames to build, and I need to get my deep nuc back from the guy I loaned it to.
     
  4. SuiGeneris

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    (dumb) question - and maybe something that I should start a new thread on...

    ...but I was wondering if anyone had a particular type of varnish they recommend for hives. I was planning on varnishing the outsides (insides unpainted), rather than painting, to keep the more natural wood look. There are a lot of options out there (classical varnish, polyurethane, epoxy, oil-based, spar, acrylic, etc), and I was wondering what people had success (or failures) with.

    thanks again

    Bryan
     
  5. Gypsi

    Gypsi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I am experimenting with Tung Oil. Polyurethane super spar fails in Texas sun
     
  6. SuiGeneris

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    I've read in other places that polyurethane has issues with UV...that's one off of the list!
     
  7. roadkillbobb

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    I use thinned down ( just a little) rustoleum white oil based paint..holds up to everything, only on the outsides of the box...