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Offline jeremy_c

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Protecting the woodware, Linseed oil and Bees Wax?
« on: May 23, 2009, 02:57:47 PM »
I have 4 langstroth hives that I purchased w/paraffin dipped. I have bought 4 supers/frames/foundation (from a different place to try diff equipment) to go on top as 1 needs it now. I should have bought them earlier on and had everything prepared. Anyway, in the book Barefoot Beekeper, he has a mix for Linseed Oil and Bees Wax. Any thoughts on this? Also, one of my main concerns is how long should I let something like that dry before putting it on the beehive? I will only be treating the outside of course, but I am unsure about the odor.

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Offline Ross

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Re: Protecting the woodware, Linseed oil and Bees Wax?
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2009, 09:12:09 PM »
neither linseed oil nor wax provide any appreciable amount of weather protection or UV protection.
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