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  Topic: Hive scorching
pavol

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PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Sat Feb 18, 2017 5:22 pm   Subject: Hive scorching
Fully agree with Barbara. I made it the same way two years ago, when I discovered the bees world...

Once again thanks for your great and wise words Barbara, your advice is always very balanced, imp ...
  Topic: Moving a Swarm from a S Trap to a TBH
pavol

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PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Mon Jun 13, 2016 11:08 am   Subject: Moving a Swarm from a S Trap to a TBH
I can testify to the technique with screwing a lath transversely, I did it a couple of weeks ago with one lath cca. 10cm wide screwed into each top bar with a little screw. Worked perfectly! Just pre- ...
  Topic: Sealing inside a hTBH
pavol

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PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Sat Apr 16, 2016 8:05 pm   Subject: Sealing inside a hTBH
Hi,

I would say it is a bit pricey.
I have bought mine here:
w-w-w.restauro-online.com/epages/63807438.sf/en_GB/?ObjectPath=/Shops/63807438/Products/204
(I can´t post hyperlinks, so remove the h ...
  Topic: Sealing inside a hTBH
pavol

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PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Sat Apr 16, 2016 8:05 pm   Subject: Sealing inside a hTBH
Hi,

I would say it is a bit pricey.
I have bought mine at restauro-online(dot)com
(I can´t post hyperlinks, so look under shellac)
1kg is on sale for 11,90 €
Quality seems to be ok.
Pavol
  Topic: Sealing inside a hTBH
pavol

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PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Thu Apr 07, 2016 9:19 pm   Subject: Sealing inside a hTBH
@Barbara

Well, I was quite surprised too. I have to add that I used linseed oil only without the wax, but I doubt this could be the only reason. In addition not all of the boxes rotted equally, som ...
  Topic: Sealing inside a hTBH
pavol

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Views: 5413

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Wed Apr 06, 2016 7:22 pm   Subject: Sealing inside a hTBH
Thanks Barbara,

last year I treated the outside of the hives with linseed oil and was rather disappointed. With the level of moisture here in Luxembourg the wood turned greyish/black and moulded wi ...
  Topic: Sealing inside a hTBH
pavol

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PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Wed Apr 06, 2016 6:38 pm   Subject: Sealing inside a hTBH
Yeah, you are right Barbara, nowadays one has to be very cautious Sad But originally shellac was another name for the french polish afaik.

I have another question. I have treated the inside of my n ...
  Topic: Sealing inside a hTBH
pavol

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PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Wed Apr 06, 2016 6:56 am   Subject: Sealing inside a hTBH
Hi Marks,

isn´t french polish the same as shellac?
Kind regards
Pavol
 
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