Re: Dipping equipment: Wax or copper naphthenate? How? Photos?
I have two SBB that come wax/propolis dipped, now, 18 months later they look bad, but may last. Now I just paint with Bher stain. Many colors and CU gives it the highest rating. I do sand and round the corners now and seal with Titebond III.
I also use 1/4 inch plywood, painted both sides, round the corners and paint edges three times for covers. 3/4 inch plywood delaminates like crazy, even with heavy paint coatings all over. Not much winter here so don't need the heavy stuff.
From my reading the copper solution is the absolute best to prevent rot, I just have not gone there yet.
You are in Wyoming, high and dry?
I have thought beeks used beeswax. No?
Check M. Bush site I believe he dips his, may be wrong but he does not paint.
http://www.bushfarms.com/beesdipping.htm (This link shows how wrong memory can be!)
Julysun elevation 23 feet. 4 Hives, 2 years.