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Offline Roni

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Thompsons Exterior Water Sealer
« on: March 17, 2008, 11:38:09 AM »
Has anyone ever used this for treating the exterior of their hives?  Did the bees accept the hives?  Does anyone know if it could be toxic to them? Thanks, Roni

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Re: Thompsons Exterior Water Sealer
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2008, 08:17:26 PM »
I'm a painter, it's crap :evil:
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Re: Thompsons Exterior Water Sealer
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2008, 09:07:25 PM »
Do not use it on your hives. The chemical makeup is not good for bee health.It uses a wetting agent that allows the wax (a main ingredient) into the pores of the wood. The wetting agent is a chemical that would not be good for bees.

If you want to coat your hives. Melt beeswax and paraffin in a large tub. Dip the hive into the tub. Remove and allow to cool.

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Re: Thompsons Exterior Water Sealer
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2008, 09:48:45 PM »
I have.  It smells for a long time afterwards and doesn't last that well.
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