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Offline John Schwartz

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Treated hive covers ok?
« on: April 02, 2009, 08:21:22 PM »
Hi all -- I purchased some treated migratory covers and discovered they're treated with that "green stuff" that stinks pretty bad. Any concerns/opinions about using these?
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Re: Treated hive covers ok?
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2009, 09:11:01 PM »
what "green stuff"?  :-) and where did you get them?

got your bees ordered?  when do they come it?  i want to avoid ruhl bee supply on that day!!!!
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Re: Treated hive covers ok?
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2009, 10:14:28 PM »
It's some kind of wood preservative... got 'em from Mann Lake.

Sure do -- got 3 Nucs on order!

what "green stuff"?  :-) and where did you get them?

got your bees ordered?  when do they come it?  i want to avoid ruhl bee supply on that day!!!!
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Re: Treated hive covers ok?
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2009, 10:16:14 PM »
their nuc prices were pretty good!  what were they treated for?

mann lake is pretty good.  i don't think i'd be to concerned.
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Re: Treated hive covers ok?
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2009, 10:24:18 PM »
They are migratory hives (not telescoping)... I figured "treated" was better than "untreated" but wish I'da just ordered plain. Bummer.
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Re: Treated hive covers ok?
« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2009, 10:24:55 PM »
how many hives are you running now? :)
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Re: Treated hive covers ok?
« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2009, 02:18:22 PM »
I contacted Mann Lake about this last year.  It's a food grade wood preservative that they use.  It's fine to use.
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Re: Treated hive covers ok?
« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2009, 02:31:37 PM »
I contacted Mann Lake about this last year.  It's a food grade wood preservative that they use.  It's fine to use.

Thanks BassMann :)  I also found you could paint over the preservative which I've done with no probs.
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