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Offline Finman

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« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2005, 12:28:11 PM »
Great Pictures...  I had wondered about the plastic hives..

The extracting pictures are super.. what an operation..

Thanks..
Perry
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Offline firetool

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« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2005, 01:07:18 AM »
nice pictures finman,
 I was wondering do the bees still ut propalas on the inside of the have? If they do does this couse a problem when you seperate the hive parts,does it brake off peices of the hive?

 How much do the hives cost over their? I have only seen one type in the states and they are about 15 us here.

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« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2005, 06:14:43 PM »
I was reading in the Better Bee catalog, that they don't propolize the styrofoam hives for some reason. So, I don't know if that's accurate, but that is what is being advertised.

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« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2005, 10:28:27 PM »
That is correct Amy, They don't propolize the styrofoam hive pieces. I have friends with styrofoam hives, and they say propolis is not a problem. Lighter than wood and have a better R-value (insulation) too! :D
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