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    Re: Do you paint your hives?

    I painted my first hives. Now I use a mix of Linseed oil and beeswax. combined/stored/warmed in a small crockpot, tacky at first, but does become less-so, and keeps the wood looking natural.
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    Re: spanish cedar

    I can't be sure but I would think you can use it. There are some vendors who build and sell Cedar hives (there's one in the right column of this page right now), but Spanish Cedar may be a...
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    Re: Boiled linseed oil and beeswax

    @ lauri : Nice looking hive bodies. How much boiled/wax was on the surface when you did the second "burn"? I was thinking of doing that myself, on a Virginia Whit Pine TBH.
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    Re: Boiled linseed oil and beeswax

    @RiodeLobo: thanks for that. I'm familiar with Yew and Hickory for bows. Haven't heard of OsageOrange, of course< I do not make bows either, so...

    @PatBeek: TBH looks good. I went with the BLS...
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    Re: Boiled linseed oil and beeswax

    I like it. I was planning on using a different material for my lids, but I like the cementboard idea. I bet the weight of it will keep it on the hive.
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    Re: Boiled linseed oil and beeswax

    PatBeek,
    What material are you using as a lid? It almost looks like a melamine or cement board.
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    Re: Boiled linseed oil and beeswax

    No-sage,
    I would be very interested in seeing a longbow. What type of wood do you use?
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    Re: Boiled linseed oil and beeswax

    I'm really loving all the input here. Seems like there's not much out there that is "natural." I was trying to apply the qualifier of "if you wouldn't put it on your skin, don't put it on you...
  9. Re: New member from Western Washington State

    Welcome to the site Lauri,

    Looks like you stay pretty busy there in Washington. Keep it up.
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    Boiled linseed oil and beeswax

    Have been building my TBHs and am ready to prep them for the outdoors. Was thinking that Boiled Linseed oil and Beeswax was a Natual Alternative to paint.
    Not so sure after perusing many many...
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    Re: Top Bar Placement

    Thanks for the input. Not difficult to narrow the bars at all. As for guides, another thread in the forum shared an easy way to create a beveled guide for comb attachment. Thanks again.
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    Re: Top Bar Placement

    Thanks mmiller. looks like I need to shave my bars down a skosh.

    I also made them with a wax filled groove, instead of a strip of wood as a guide. From what I just read on Mr. Bush's website,...
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    Re: Top Bar Placement

    I'm building my first TBHs, and have been making all 1 3/8" bars. Will the girls build brood comb on these, or do I need to make some 1 1/4" bars?
  14. Re: Anyone sell honey from their yard? If so...

    I haven't sold honey this way, but had a neighbor in Santa Cruz CA who sold bunches of her Dahlias at an unmanned stand. Money box and honor system in full effect. The bunches were $5 each, and...
  15. Re: First year beek from Augusta Co Virginia

    Looks great. Hope to make it out there (From Ridhmond)
  16. Re: Newbie inspection - SHB and excessive propolis

    Good idea. thanks
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    Nice pics of the cd case trap. Might try it. Thinking of doing a gallon bucket trap: 1/4" holes drilled arround the perimeter about 6" up, veg oil in the bottom, container of cappings/honey as bait...
  18. Re: Got Stung AGAIN! Through My Brushy-Mountain Goatskin Gloves.... Any Suggestions?

    The thinner the glove, the better the love.
    More smoke, move like fluid, spray with syrup, leave the gloves on the dashboard.
    But here's what I use, (when I use), and you can tuck a long sleeve...
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    Re: Screened bottom boards in a TBH, yes? no?

    Outstanding feedback. Thanks to all responders.
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    Screened bottom boards in a TBH, yes? no?

    going to make the switch to top bar hives. planning ahead for this winter's building projects. I use screened bottom boards (SBB) and inner covers in my Lang's, and like it for the summer swelter. ...
  21. Re: SHB photo / picture identification...seems especially good for newbie beeks

    Wondering if what I found in my hive today are SHB larvae and not Wax moth Larvae. There were a couple moths present, and I did see a shb on the screened inner cover. No slime, but definitely...
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    Re: Queen excluder concern.

    I read and hear that excluder's aren't needed. I have two, but haven't used them and never get brood above the main hive body
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    Re: Aggressive Bees

    I'm having a similar situation, without the er visit. Is it dificult to get an epi-pen without medical insurance?

    IslandGirl06: Join the RBA. I am about to join and have heard good things. ...
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    Re: Requeen or wait and see?

    Thanks. I did put an empty Super between the hive body and the full super. I'd like to harvest the full one, but have no extractor.

    I guess I should pull some frames out of the hive body like...
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    Re: water for bees

    Pea gravel, great idea! No mosquitoes in pea gravel. I like it.
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