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« on: July 05, 2010, 03:50:47 PM »

Decided to try out (experiment) this migratory cover as is with a nuc.
Went through at least month of on and off rain showers with no problems.

Would you Replace, repair or leave as is?

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« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2010, 05:35:41 PM »

Since you are in California and we probably will not get any rain until next October/November, it doesn't really matter if the top is old or new.
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« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2010, 06:34:33 PM »

The bees don't care.  They have probably sealed all the cracks with propolis and made it water tight.  Unless the appearance is bothering you, I'd leave it alone.
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« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2010, 10:29:22 PM »

As long as it work, the price is right.   
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« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2010, 12:25:51 AM »

I'd paint it with a latex, but that is strictly personal opinion - I honestly couldnt tell you if it would extend the life of it.
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« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2010, 04:21:35 AM »

I never throw them away unless I can no longer keep them together...
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