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  1. #1
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    Default does everyone do this?

    does everyone do this?
    ralph
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  2. #2
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    Pickens County, South Carolina, US
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    Default Re: does everyone do this?

    I'm sure everyone does not do this. I use cypress components coated (outside) with 100% Tung oil. I like the natural look and the bees seem to approve too. How long they last is yet to be seen.

  3. #3
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    St. Albans, Vermont
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    Default Re: does everyone do this?

    I use CN bottom boards and outer cover rims.

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    Default Re: does everyone do this?

    I'm liking Polyurethane exterior varnish. Makes the boxes waterproof and looks good.

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    Default Re: does everyone do this?

    I was meaning does everyone do this sort of preservative method for coating your boxes
    It says in this book that the copper based preservative is toxic to bee’s so I was wondering what other people use?
    Do people still use a primer then paint over it all?
    Thank you for your time
    Ralph

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    Default Re: does everyone do this?

    I wouldn't, just like I wouldn't use treated pine. It's likely to get into the honey.

    Making the boxes waterproof is one way of preserving the wood.

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