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Offline alfred

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Re: redwood for supers?
« Reply #20 on: December 04, 2010, 10:14:58 AM »
Very nice work. So much better than the stuff that I slap together!

Offline Bellavista2

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Re: redwood for supers?
« Reply #21 on: December 06, 2010, 03:33:42 AM »
Hi Ron I'm 6 miles east of Redding. Did you have some hives survive into winter?  I didn't  medicate  for anything this fall I guess CCD got mine this time. Maybe we will have a spring this year and will be able to get off to a early start.

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Re: redwood for supers?
« Reply #22 on: December 06, 2010, 06:01:00 AM »
I have a hive and a nuc going into winter. we will see how things go, I could tell bellavista as your name kinda gave it away is this your first year keeping bees?

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Re: redwood for supers?
« Reply #23 on: December 06, 2010, 07:25:03 AM »
Nice work and great loking timber.  Did you make the frame ends or buy them and just make the top and bottom rails?

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Re: redwood for supers?
« Reply #24 on: December 07, 2010, 12:25:37 AM »
I made the frame ends, I made everything.

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Re: redwood for supers?
« Reply #25 on: December 07, 2010, 12:46:22 AM »
I've read somewhere it was used in the past, poultry incubators were constructed of redwood too. nice work!

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Re: redwood for supers?
« Reply #26 on: December 07, 2010, 12:57:01 AM »
hey wd have you used  chat?

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Re: redwood for supers?
« Reply #27 on: December 07, 2010, 07:41:58 PM »
Heres a small piece from California State Beekeepers' Association - 1918 - courtesy of google book results about the use of redwood hives. If ya look theres more out there on the subject. no, I haven't been in chat

Offline Bellavista2

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Re: redwood for supers?
« Reply #28 on: December 11, 2010, 01:46:50 AM »
Hi Ron  This was the second year, different problems both years. I hope to beat the odds with numbers and different methods top bar, African, ware etc. Just kidding sort of.  I don't know what the heck I'm doing. I thought for sure The New Carniolans were going to be the answer. I will try at least one other hive style next spring what have I to lose.

Offline ronwhite3030

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Re: redwood for supers?
« Reply #29 on: December 11, 2010, 03:26:08 AM »
If you have questions just let me know and I can give you advice and what not, hopefully get you a few hives living through next year.