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  1. #1
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    Default shipping container for super storage

    How do these work for super storage? Does anyone have problems with melting comb in hot weather or lack of air flow? Thanks!

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    Default Re: shipping container for super storage

    We use dry vans and have had no problem as of yet for the past 5 years.

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    Default Re: shipping container for super storage

    We have one. I guess it gets really hot in summer but supers are on hives from mid March till late September so container is empty.

    Johnny
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    Default Re: shipping container for super storage

    I have two shipping containers, and have stored supers from mid summer on. I haven't seen melted comb yet. Gets pretty hot here in the summer too...
    “Don’t tell me how educated you are, tell me how much you have travelled.” - The Quran

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    Default Re: shipping container for super storage

    Aren't wax moths an issue?
    What solution do you use?

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    Default Re: shipping container for super storage

    Works for me, no melting issues. The wax moth issue will depend on your location and timing of your storage needs

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    Default Re: shipping container for super storage

    Ive seen some burn lime sulfur in containers with moths.

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    Default Re: shipping container for super storage

    Quote Originally Posted by Mbeck View Post
    Aren't wax moths an issue?
    What solution do you use?
    I sprinkle gas pellets and then shut the containers up. Nothing lives in the containers.
    “Don’t tell me how educated you are, tell me how much you have travelled.” - The Quran

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    Default Re: shipping container for super storage

    curious what kind of gas pellets are you using?

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    phosfume
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    Default Re: shipping container for super storage

    Thanks, where do you buy them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by flbee View Post
    Thanks, where do you buy them?
    Most AG supplies can get it for you. But you gotta be licensed.
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    Default Re: shipping container for super storage

    We gas ours to deal with all pests.

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    Default Re: shipping container for super storage

    Refer and store in 53ft semi trailers.

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    Default Re: shipping container for super storage

    I was considering a shipping container for super storage but was concerned about no air circulation with all steel construction. Do they sweat inside? Has anyone had condensation/moisture problems with them?

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    Default Re: shipping container for super storage

    Do these containers have vents on the sides? I guess you all have pallet jacks to move the stacks around? I usually stack medium supers 9 high and wrap the top to cover it w/ a blue plastic tarp which helps to keep everything together when handling w/ a Bobcat, but also acts as a cover for storing out doors. Do you guys still wrap the tops of your stacks of supers?

    I'm getting tired of the rodent damage to combs stored outdoors. I'm seriously thinking of getting a cpl storage trailers or used box trailers.
    Mark Berninghausen
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    Default Re: shipping container for super storage

    Quote Originally Posted by SWM View Post
    I was considering a shipping container for super storage but was concerned about no air circulation with all steel construction. Do they sweat inside? Has anyone had condensation/moisture problems with them?
    My shipping containers have a couple of vents, which I have blocked up, because I use the containers to gas comb. When I open the container after being closed for a long time.... I do see considerable moisture on the walls..... but there are not living things in the container.
    “Don’t tell me how educated you are, tell me how much you have travelled.” - The Quran

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    Default Re: shipping container for super storage

    We have used a 40' container for about 8 years. We use 40X48" pallets-each has 6 stacks of supers-2 deeps and 4 mediums or equiv. All are banded to the pallet with PP banding and double stacked. We get 40 pallets into the container. Pallet jack is needed as the bobcat does not fit well. Makes it real easy to put them away after extracting or put on the truck to the beeyards.They are vented with screens. No melting.No rodents.No moths. Only have supers in there in the winter. Had to get one as the bears were destroying the stacks when we did them out doors
    Nick

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    Default Re: shipping container for super storage

    We have had comb melt. Only the top layer will melt that is the 9th deep can melt. They do sweat a considerable amount. That can be diminished by making screened cross vents. I like them they are portable and fairly cheap and can b used instantly once the are installed in your location. Well worth it. As a business we have to protect our assets from wax moth, rodents and bears, thieves as well.

    Jean-Marc

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