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Offline adamant

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what other applications are they used in? i cant find them nowhere except the bee catalogs!

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Re: staples that attach the brood box to the bottom board question
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2012, 08:32:41 PM »
In the past, I have used Romex staples, but I do not think I have any bottom board stapled to a box now.   But the bee catalogs are the only place I know of to get them.   Bees will glue the boxes to the bottoms in time. 

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Re: staples that attach the brood box to the bottom board question
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2012, 09:49:08 PM »
I have never understood the practice of stapling the bottom boards. It seems to be all to common to staple the bottom board to the deep and never move the hive. If you are migratory then yes everything needs to be stapled but for the average backyard hobbiest? Besides I do to many splits, combines and other manipulations plus I like to tear everything down at least once a year and give it a good scraping or fresh coat of oil.
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Re: staples that attach the brood box to the bottom board question
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2012, 09:10:30 AM »
I bought some a few years back from a fastener supply place. They called them "crate staples".

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Re: staples that attach the brood box to the bottom board question
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2012, 12:36:48 AM »
 I think you would be a way ahead of the game if you pre drill a pilot hole and use drywall screws,that way you can remove them easy enough for cleaning or other changes you might want to make.Just my 3 cents worth.Hate to be a copycat!! :-D
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Re: staples that attach the brood box to the bottom board question
« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2012, 10:52:24 PM »
Im not a big fan of attaching the bottom boards to the brood chamber unless Im migrating my hives cause i like to clean the bottom boards every fall. Makes it easier it they are not attached.

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Re: staples that attach the brood box to the bottom board question
« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2012, 01:03:27 PM »
Hive staples are easily removed with the hive tool. If you use a hive lifter to relocate the hives,it sure is handy when the bottom stays on the boxes.

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Re: staples that attach the brood box to the bottom board question
« Reply #7 on: June 03, 2012, 05:48:23 PM »
i use them for swarm boxes.  staple the bottom and top together.  they come off when the hive is in place.  in a pinch, i have used the large electrical staples.  they aren't quite as good, but they got me through. 

ordered my hive staples from mann lake a few years ago.  got quite a big box of them, so they'll last a bit.
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Re: staples that attach the brood box to the bottom board question
« Reply #8 on: August 12, 2012, 12:06:00 AM »
My dad is a big staple fan :brian:

I personally prefer to take a piece of scrap plywood or paneling and use some drywall screws to attach the bottom board and brood box.

Four screws on each side and it is solid.  To get it out, the cordless drill works great.

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Re: staples that attach the brood box to the bottom board question
« Reply #9 on: August 12, 2012, 01:11:24 AM »
You can use Stainless Steel "Z" Springs, for hive clipping

http://www.dave-cushman.net/bee/zsprings.html


http://www.thorne.co.uk/image/data/catalogue/2012-catalogue.pdf

Look at Pg.23


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Re: staples that attach the brood box to the bottom board question
« Reply #10 on: August 13, 2012, 12:28:49 AM »
I am constantly moving hives around so I just about always staple my bottoms in place. I use a heavy duty staple gun with extra wide crown staples I seem to only be able to find at Sears. Sometimes I have to get them to order me a few packs.

For hives four boxes or more I use those really big hive staples the large bee suppliers carry. If I'm only moving a few big hives or so I'll use ratchet straps.


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