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  1. #21
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    Nov 2012
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    LaGrange; Oldham County; Kentucky
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    Default Re: Nails are shipped with assembly of the hive required but would screws be better?

    Quote Originally Posted by vowelsctbee View Post
    Like I have admitted in earlier post my wife and I are completely new at the art of Bee Keeping.
    The Hives we purchased are like most any others have purchased not assembled.
    Reviewing the assembly process I noticed that nails are provided and there is not any mention of alternatively using screws.

    Would screw provide a better construction and minimize the chance of the nails backing out overtime?
    Just curious before I start the assembly to see where others stand on this since the debate of the previous post I submitted provided interesting reading.

    Thank You in advance.
    I have nothing to add except that I'm in LaGrange, pretty close to you! We have a nice beekeepers assoc, meets first Friday of the month, 7:30 pm at the Oldham County Extension office. You are welcome to come

  2. #22
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    Mar 2012
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    Poplar Bluff, MO
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    Default Re: Nails are shipped with assembly of the hive required but would screws be better?

    I used these. Best of both worlds?

  3. #23
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    Jan 2013
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    Larimer County, CO
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    Default Re: Nails are shipped with assembly of the hive required but would screws be better?

    Quote Originally Posted by Duranthas View Post
    I used these. Best of both worlds?
    those would work as well. ring shanks are almost impossible to pull out and instead have to be beaten out with a hammer.
    I'm the dude, so that's what you call me.

  4. #24
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    Dec 2010
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    Huntington ,VT, USA
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    Default Re: Nails are shipped with assembly of the hive required but would screws be better?

    Ringshanks are great for lots of things, but their additional holding power is lost when driving into end grain as on a box. They are a still a good choice as they run a narrow shank and relativley wide thin flat head....like a box nail, which nearly eliminates splitting

  5. #25
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    Mar 2013
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    Shickshinny, Pennsylvania
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    Default Re: Nails are shipped with assembly of the hive required but would screws be better?

    I was thinking about the deck screws with the tapered shank which make it easier to split the wood but don't know if they make a good coated flat head screw .The spiral nails will work good also and no worries of splitting but I like the way screws suck the joint tight.

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