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Offline Bee-Bop

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Paraffin - Rosin Boxes
« on: May 07, 2009, 01:38:26 PM »
For those who have/are using dipped boxes ;

I was told by a old beek to rub the top & bottom bars with paraffin, bees would not attach burr comb to it.

Now I was just wondering about the dipped boxes, any difference in the amount of attached burr comb to the sides ?

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Re: Paraffin - Rosin Boxes
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2009, 09:48:35 PM »
Have you tried the paraffin, and dose it work?

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Re: Paraffin - Rosin Boxes
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2009, 10:01:27 PM »
Paraffin has been painted on the top of basswood comb honey boxes for years to keep them clean,  so I would guess it would work the same for supers unless the rosin changes things :?
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Re: Paraffin - Rosin Boxes
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2009, 10:09:44 AM »
What is the benifit of dipping?
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Re: Paraffin - Rosin Boxes
« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2009, 11:50:40 PM »
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Re: Paraffin - Rosin Boxes
« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2010, 10:50:42 PM »
Do you dip all hive parts  :? boxs, woodden frames,incovers, outer covers,bottom boards, do you dip all the woodenware



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Re: Paraffin - Rosin Boxes
« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2010, 04:26:44 AM »
I dip tops, bottoms, boxes, feeder...  Everything but frames.

Mine are dipped in beeswax/rosin, not parafin.  I don't see any difference in attachments.  But I don't pay any attention to attachments anyway...
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