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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.
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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

    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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    Default Re: Filling holes from staples

    Ok then. I guess people don't spot staple holes.

    I have just been caulking them and then painting the boxes. Guess I am gong to keep doing that. I only made 100 boxes last year and probably will build about the same this year so it is not to much time to spot the holes.

    And just so you know "Life is good here in Issaquah".

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    Default Re: Filling holes from staples

    I have been filling my holes also made about same # of boxes been using wood putty i do think gives water one less place to hide but i am new so i dont know if it will alter box life but it is very humid here in east texas

    Dave

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