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Thread: Bees in 10 days

  1. #1
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    Default Bees in 10 days

    I am just getting started with Bee keeping,and was getting everything ready for the girls when they got here. So I decided to put some water in the top hive wood feeders to be sure they didn't leak, well they both leaked so now I need to find a sealer that I can put on that will not make my Bees ill.
    If some knows what works good, please post. Thanks

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    Default Sealing Leaks

    Go to your local hardware store and get a tube of White Lightning caulking. Box stores don't carry it anymore. Bees don't like the smell of curing latex, but that shouldn't be a problem with an overhead feeder. WL cures into a hardened joint that lasts forever.

    Walt

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    If you have the access to beeswax, paint the inside thoroughly with a coating of melted beeswax hitting the joints heavily. Worked well for me.

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    Go to a marine store and get a tube of 3m 4200 caulk (or 5200 if you're sure you never ever want to remove it). Likewise, marine epoxy (not polyester) fiberglass resin will seal those up and not leave behind any bad fumes.

    My other hobby is wood boat restoration. Can you tell?

    I probably make the world's only fiberglass-coated telescoping lids.

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