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Author Topic: Protecting the woodware, Linseed oil and Bees Wax?  (Read 1514 times)
House Bee
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Location: Summit Co, Ohio

« on: May 23, 2009, 01:57:47 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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« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2009, 08:12:09 PM »

neither linseed oil nor wax provide any appreciable amount of weather protection or UV protection.
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