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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.
.....The greatest changes occur in their country without their cooperation. They are not even aware of precisely what has taken place. They suspect it; they have heard of the event by chance. More than that, they are unconcerned with the fortunes of their village, the safety of their streets, the fate of their church and its vestry. They think that such things have nothing to do with them, that they belong to a powerful stranger called “the government.” They enjoy these goods as tenants, without a sense of ownership, and never give a thought to how they might be improved.....

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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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