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Offline Doby45

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West Georgia/Atlanta Hive Dipping
« on: May 08, 2009, 03:10:10 PM »
Just wanting to see who might be interested...

http://forum.beemaster.com/index.php/topic,22030.0.html

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Re: West Georgia/Atlanta Hive Dipping
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2009, 03:18:11 PM »
Dipping in what?  Is this the wax dip or a paint dip?

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Re: West Georgia/Atlanta Hive Dipping
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2009, 03:42:47 PM »
The hives that are dipped look nice. How often do you have to dip a hive for good protection?

Offline Doby45

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Re: West Georgia/Atlanta Hive Dipping
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2009, 03:50:12 PM »
My apologies, it would be paraffin/rosin dipping.  My understanding is that once it is dipped it is dipped because the paraffin and rosin actually soak into the wood.  Michael Bush has a cool write up on it.  I just know that as an individual it is not a very feasible way to protect your hives due to expense, but with what I have read and the people I have spoke with it is the best way to protect your wooden ware investment and the bees like it..

http://www.bushfarms.com/beesdipping.htm

 

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