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    Default Burlap

    Can everone tell me were they get their burlap from. Free burlap that is, I can buy it from bee supliers. I'm guessing feed stores, but i dont know, were do you get it from?

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    Default Re: Burlap

    Try your local coffee house that roasts their own, thats where I get mine.

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    Default Re: Burlap

    Check with local farmers also.
    You get what you get.

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    Default Re: Burlap

    I got a bunch of coffee bags on ebay for cheap several years ago.
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    I get mine from people who buy oysters by the sack. Check with a local Seafood Restraunt.

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    Friend got his from the city/state. He uses the old sand bags. I find paper works better and longer personally.

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    Default Re: Burlap

    Quote Originally Posted by sfisher View Post
    Can everone tell me were they get their burlap from. Free burlap that is, I can buy it from bee supliers. I'm guessing feed stores, but i dont know, were do you get it from?
    I used burlap for years. Then I read about someone that used wood chips. We had a ginnypig at the time and tride some of the bedding and it worked great. The smoke was thicker and lasted longer.

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    Default Re: Burlap

    Grape, are you talking about wood shavings like the kind you put in the bottom of a animal cage, or wood chips like the kind you barbque with?

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    I had been getting mine from the bridge construction companies around here. Apparently they are required to use it to cover the cement to let it cure slower.

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    Default Re: Burlap

    Our local hardware store has the burlap and the price was not bad. The wood shavings can be found in any pet store or tractor supply store if you need a big bag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sfisher View Post
    Grape, are you talking about wood shavings like the kind you put in the bottom of a animal cage, or wood chips like the kind you barbque with?
    The kind used on the bottom of an animal cage.

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    I've started using shavings from my planer, and dado blade on the table saw. They make a great thick smoke and when packed into a well-lit smoker can last for hours. I can come back to the bee yard after eating lunch and with just a few puffs the smoke is pouring out. If you can't produce your own chips/shavings, the animal bedding would be ideal. I would get the pine shavings though, I'm not sure how the bees would react to cedar smoke.

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    Default Re: Burlap

    My Grand Dad, and my dad and uncle, and now me, use wood that we find that is deteriorating. We find it in the woods from trees that fell a couple of years ago. Oak works really good. I have not thought about the wood shavings from pet stores, will have to try that.

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    Steve, there must be a Coffee Roaster somewhere there near Murrel's Inlet. Probably a number of them. That would be where I would look. There's plenty of pine straw available too. For free. Though you may have to travel inland a bit to get it.
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    I have a giant bag of pine wood shavings I just bought for my chikens, I am going to try that. Mark remember I said I cut 40+ full grown pine trees out of my back yard. Pine straw use to be 8 inches deep in my backyard< although I could pick up a bale of it for $3. What do you mean by a coffee roaster, are you talking about a starbucks?
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    A place that roasts the coffee beans for Starbucks.
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