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    Default Filling holes from staples

    So I am curious what you use to fill your holes when you assemble boxes and lids etc. Do you use wood putty or caulking? Before you paint.

    I have been using caulking to spot the holes before I paint. Wondering the long term drawbacks to that. Should I be using wood putty.

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    Default Re: Filling holes from staples

    You're working too hard...
    Michael Bush bushfarms.com/bees.htm "Everything works if you let it." ThePracticalBeekeeper.com 40y 200h 37yTF

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    Default Re: Filling holes from staples

    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Bush View Post
    You're working too hard...
    That's exactly what I was thinking.

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    Default Re: Filling holes from staples

    When assembling with screws I sink a screw at lest 1/16" cover it with wood plastic and sand. For holes from staples just apply a little bit of caulking and wipe over with a damp rag.
    ==Northumberland County Beekeeper, Trent Hills, Ontario==

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    Default Re: Filling holes from staples

    Clearly there is no life in Issaquah,WA.
    Old Guy in Alabama

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    Default Re: Filling holes from staples

    Amen what MB wrote. These are bee boxes, not fine furniture. Thousands and thousands (probably millions if not billions) of boxes built have never had done rto them what you want to do and are still sound and in use. Not necassary.
    Mark Berninghausen "That which works, persists."

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    Default Re: Filling holes from staples

    Nothing wrong with nice, clean and well maintained equipment.
    Here is a link to the site of one of the biggest commercial beekeepers in Ontario.

    http://honeybees.ca/tour_pollination.html

    That's how it should be,IMO, if you are professional. Don't say you are too busy
    ==Northumberland County Beekeeper, Trent Hills, Ontario==

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    Default Re: Filling holes from staples

    Yeah, nice looking equipment and all, but I bet they don't fill in staple holes w/ putty.
    Mark Berninghausen "That which works, persists."

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    Default Re: Filling holes from staples

    Quote Originally Posted by sqkcrk View Post
    Yeah, nice looking equipment and all, but I bet they don't fill in staple holes w/ putty.
    No they don't. They assemble their equipment with screws.
    ==Northumberland County Beekeeper, Trent Hills, Ontario==

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    Default Re: Filling holes from staples

    I seal over fasteners with Tite Bond III

    I also smear glue over exposed end grain.
    Last edited by BeeCurious; 04-07-2011 at 07:04 AM. Reason: typo
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    Default Re: Filling holes from staples

    Alright. Arguing about nothing. Do what you think best. See ya.
    Mark Berninghausen "That which works, persists."

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    Default Re: Filling holes from staples

    Paint.

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    Default Re: Filling holes from staples

    Quote Originally Posted by MARBIS View Post
    http://honeybees.ca/tour_pollination.html

    That's how it should be,IMO, if you are professional.
    If they are professional, why do they use an image of a hornet in their logo?
    Regards, Barry

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    Default Re: Filling holes from staples

    Paint.
    That is what I use.....
    Mike Forbes
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    Default Re: Filling holes from staples

    Take a wooden toothpick, dip it in wood glue, shove it in the hole, break off anything that is didn't go in all the way, let dry, sand and paint.

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    Default Re: Filling holes from staples

    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    If they are professional, why do they use an image of a hornet in their logo?
    Are you saying that this gentleman can't be called professional?

    http://www.honeybees.ca/research.html
    Last edited by MARBIS; 04-07-2011 at 04:15 PM. Reason: missing link
    ==Northumberland County Beekeeper, Trent Hills, Ontario==

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    Default Re: Filling holes from staples

    Not only am I too busy, I am WAY too busy...
    Part of working efficiently is understanding what matters and what does not.
    Michael Bush bushfarms.com/bees.htm "Everything works if you let it." ThePracticalBeekeeper.com 40y 200h 37yTF

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    Default Re: Filling holes from staples

    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Bush View Post
    Not only am I too busy, I am WAY too busy...
    Part of working efficiently is understanding what matters and what does not.
    Michael, I had not any intention of ofending you. One has to prioritise his work, and with your obligations in programing, farming, mentoring, lecturing, your spiritual life etc. there is no time left for "decoration" of bee boxes
    Not to mention work on your website that helps in education of many new(and not so new) beekeepers including myself.
    I thank you for that.
    However I don't think that average beekeeper works on your schedule, and has no time for maintenance of his/her equipment. I know it's important what's in the box, but it doesn't hurt if the box looks nice.
    ==Northumberland County Beekeeper, Trent Hills, Ontario==

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    Default Re: Filling holes from staples

    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Bush View Post
    You're working too hard...
    For those of you that really care about things....
    ..Do not let anyone discourage you from being a good beekeeper.

    You are the boss in your operation, and that operation reflects you.
    I agree with BeeCurious; titebond III is my product of choice.

    Do it YOUR WAY! :-)
    I have exactly ONE hive more than you.
    That makes my opinion beyond question.

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    Default Re: Filling holes from staples

    don't know about hornet ?
    but all the smokers sure looked cool

    Dave

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