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Offline contactme_11

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Propolis Finish on woodenware?
« on: June 06, 2009, 01:53:07 PM »
Rather than dipping, does anyone have any experience as to the durabilty of using a relatively pure propolise finish on woodenware? I realize it would take a while to collect enough propolise to be worthwhile. Thoughts?
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Re: Propolis Finish on woodenware?
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2009, 03:11:01 PM »
I'm sure propolis would make a great finish.  Marla Spivak has been experimenting on the effect it has on diseases in the hive by spraying the inside with it.
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Re: Propolis Finish on woodenware?
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2009, 11:10:09 AM »
I was thinking that if you coated the inside too it probably would greatly increase the acceptance of new equipment as well.

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Re: Propolis Finish on woodenware?
« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2009, 12:34:36 PM »
The only downside I see is that propolis is worth a LOT of money and that makes it an expensive coating for a hive...
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