Results 1 to 14 of 14

Hybrid View

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    raleigh, NC
    Posts
    105

    Default box joint separating

    i have the joints on my brood box separating; just the one lower joint on one side so far. this time of year I don't usually want to disturb the bees much. any advice?

    i was just thinking of filling it in with sealer, and hoping for the best until spring swarm management time. I had a couple boxes with the same effect and I just hammerd them back in with some glue; but there were no bees in them.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
    Posts
    3,589

    Default Re: box joint separating

    I use Titebond III on all joints and I also coat all exposed endgrain with it as well. They don't open up.
    BeeCurious
    Trying to think inside the box...

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Rader, Greene County, Tennessee, USA
    Posts
    5,644

    Default Re: box joint separating

    I would just wrap a ratchet strap horizontally around the box with the problem joints, then swap out the box in the spring.
    Graham
    USDA Zone 7A Elevation 1400 ft

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    Lake county, Indiana 46408-4109
    Posts
    3,536

    Default Re: box joint separating

    Duct tape till spring
    Ed, KA9CTT profanity is IGNORANCE made audible
    you can`t fix stupid not even with duct tape

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Massillon, Ohio
    Posts
    3,380

    Default Re: box joint separating

    or ... Take a cordless drill out to your hive. Drill a few guide holes on your loose joints with a 1/8" drill bit. Use 1 1/4" or 1 1/2" drywall screws which should draw the joint back together. Just a slight disturbance to the bees, but a permanent fix.
    To everything there is a season....

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Clackamas Oregon
    Posts
    693

    Default Re: box joint separating

    If you can force some glue into the joint before Mike’s suggestion it would be a permanent fix. It does not have to be fancy, spread the joint (scrap wedge or chisel), put a bead of glue on it, push in with finger, repeat. Take the pilot holes pretty shallow if you are using a 1/8” pilot bit for drywall screws. Short deck screws are designed for the outdoors and the square heads are the greatest thing they have invented in the last 10 yrs.
    “Why do we fall, sir? So that we might learn to pick ourselves up” Alfred Pennyworth Batman Begins (2005)

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Ads