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    Default Lets talk copper napthanate

    So Im wondering, is it even worth it anymore to dip boxes with the high price of paint thinner. At $7.50 gal it gets pretty pricey mixing up a batch of treatment just wondering if peeps have done away with using the stuff.
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    Default Re: Lets talk copper napthanate

    use the search function there have been several lengthy discussions on CN recently. it is still used by many
    A government large enough to provide everything you need is strong enough to take everything you have. T. Jefferson

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    Default Re: Lets talk copper napthanate

    some research is coming out that it my cause memory loss in the bees. delplane and his staff at UGA are doing research on it right now. look forward to seeing the results

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    Default Re: Lets talk copper napthanate

    that doesnt look good for the bees

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    Default Re: Lets talk copper napthanate

    Quote Originally Posted by ga.beeman View Post
    some research is coming out that it my cause memory loss in the bees.
    Are you sure it's not the beekeeper.
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    Default Re: Lets talk copper napthanate

    Here is a link to the pesticides database on Copper naphthenate.
    Maybe this will also help with your decision on using this to preserve your hive. http://www.pesticideinfo.org/Detail_...Rec_Id=PC35068

    I also found this.
    If your hives are made of timber, the boxes, lids & bottom boards should be thoroughly painted and aired before you put bees in the hives. The recommended technique is to use 3% to 5% copper napthanate as per directions as a wood preservative, then primer, under coat and two top coats. The copper napthanate needs several weeks to dry before you paint over it, so give your self plenty of time to prepare the boxes. The winter is a good time to do this.
    http://www.beekeepers.asn.au/html/Ad...Beekeepers.htm

    Less stress and happy bees = healthy bees = more honey and just might = more money.

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    Default Re: Lets talk copper napthanate

    As far as I can recall, I have had adhesion problems without thorough drying before primer app.

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    Default Re: Lets talk copper napthanate

    Quote Originally Posted by Keith Jarrett View Post
    Are you sure it's not the beekeeper.
    If you read the material safety data sheet you just may be right.

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