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Re: How do you paint your boxes??
« Reply #40 on: December 08, 2010, 08:47:48 AM »
Or for wooden hives I have had good luck spraying with motor oil

http://forum.beemaster.com/index.php/topic,22093.msg169528.html#msg169528
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Re: How do you paint your boxes??
« Reply #41 on: December 08, 2010, 09:22:04 AM »
very nice Rob
How did I miss that one last year?    I have 100 boxes that will need painting this winter and as usual I was going to wait until spring/summer heat but oil should work at anytime.

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Re: How do you paint your boxes??
« Reply #42 on: December 08, 2010, 10:31:40 AM »
I looked at this Thread they are Nice looking,How are the Hives Holding up?
I have a elcheapo Sprayer and access to a lot of oil its a bit Heavier (bike oil)
but I can thin it :roll:

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Or for wooden hives I have had good luck spraying with motor oil

http://forum.beemaster.com/index.php/topic,22093.msg169528.html#msg169528

Used motor oil works well and is about as cheap as your gonna get.

Richard Taylor used creosote.   I don't think you can buy it anymore though.


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Re: How do you paint your boxes??
« Reply #43 on: December 21, 2010, 09:38:04 PM »
motor oil is not harm full to bees ?

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Re: How do you paint your boxes??
« Reply #44 on: December 22, 2010, 09:53:15 AM »
motor oil is not harm full to bees ?

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 I think I'm going to stick with my red barn paint  :-D

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Re: How do you paint your boxes??
« Reply #45 on: December 23, 2010, 06:54:24 AM »
I have my many kids take a brush and paint them.....while I am sitting inside, drinking coffee, and going through my bee catalogues.  It is tough, but worth the effort....lol.
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Re: How do you paint your boxes??
« Reply #46 on: December 23, 2010, 09:42:59 AM »
I have my many kids take a brush and paint them.....while I am sitting inside, drinking coffee, and going through my bee catalogues.  It is tough, but worth the effort....lol.

You da man.   :-D

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Re: How do you paint your boxes??
« Reply #47 on: December 28, 2010, 05:29:26 PM »
Hi!
Im a new member from sweden and have to post  :-D
I stack them up and use a sprayer.

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Re: How do you paint your boxes??
« Reply #48 on: December 28, 2010, 06:12:26 PM »
stack on 2x4's sitting on cardboard, paint 2 to 3 coats with a brush, I don't paint the lip they rest on. tops and bottoms usually get the same amount on one side.

 

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