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Thread: Miller Feeders

  1. #1
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    I am going to make Miller type feeders for all of my hives this year, but I don't know what to use besides beeswax to seal the joints. Is there a food grade caulk out there that I can use? What about the stuff that is used on fish tanks?
    Thanks
    Earl

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    Oct 2001
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    Big Grin

    I use fiberglass reson. You can find it in the automotive body repair at most large stores. I just build the feeder, leaving bare wood inside it. Then mix the reson as per directions and use a cheep clean paint brush (not foam) and coat the inside of the feeder and let dry for 2 days. Then check to make sure it is watertight before using. Mine are 2 years old and only one leeked but a new coat fixed it. I don't even use beeswax in the seams.
    Clint

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    Clinton Bemrose
    just South of Lansing Michigan

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    Lightbulb

    PS the feeder that leaked was my falt because I droped it from the truck bed onto the concrete drive

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    Clinton Bemrose
    just South of Lansing Michigan

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    Actually, I use regular caulking. It is all going to get covered over with polyurethane anyway.

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    Dale Richards
    Dal-Col Apiaries
    Drums, PA

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