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Offline wd

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Old top cover
« on: July 05, 2010, 04:50:47 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?


Offline annette

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Re: Old top cover
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2010, 06:35:41 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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Re: Old top cover
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2010, 07:34:33 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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Re: Old top cover
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2010, 11:29:22 PM »
As long as it work, the price is right.   

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Re: Old top cover
« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2010, 01:25:51 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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Re: Old top cover
« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2010, 05:21:35 AM »
I never throw them away unless I can no longer keep them together...
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