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Offline brock

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shou sugi ban beehive?
« on: May 10, 2016, 07:21:54 PM »
Has anyone ever used the "shou sugi ban" wood treatment method on their hive?

It seams like it would work well on pine but I'm not sure if the bees would like it because of the dark color or maybe the charcoal would effect them in a bad way?!?

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Re: shou sugi ban beehive?
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2016, 09:25:29 PM »
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Re: shou sugi ban beehive?
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2016, 11:12:35 AM »
What is the oil?
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Re: shou sugi ban beehive?
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2016, 05:58:35 PM »
I have no idea? That's why I was asking if anyone has any experience with this method of wood treatment..

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Re: shou sugi ban beehive?
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2016, 01:10:07 PM »
That looks pretty nice. They are probably using a good wood sealer, most paint companies have their own name for it.
I would think it would work real well without a sealer. It might even save your hive in a grass fire.
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shou sugi ban beehive?
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2016, 01:34:19 PM »
Looked like boiled linseed oil can, we use it in Fire service on axe handles
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Re: shou sugi ban beehive?
« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2016, 01:45:59 AM »
First you burn the wood then linseed oil and then burn again.
Such a beautiful deep color.

the description on the you tube video