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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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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.

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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...
 

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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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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.
 

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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.
 

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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:(
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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.

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What are the pellets? I want to keep wax moths out. And any other pest that may damage comb. Do the vents need to be sealed? I said phosfume, but, I am not sure if it is the correct stuff. Thank you. Charlie
 
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