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Weather proofing my TBBH

 
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Uwe in USA
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2014 4:34 pm    Post subject: Weather proofing my TBBH Reply with quote

Do or should I also stain the inside of the hive with some non toxic weather proof or just the outside?

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Uwe
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jumbleoak
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2014 6:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just the outside.
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R Payne
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2014 10:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The bees will take care of the inside. If you want to put something on the inside, shellac works, is not toxic once dry and easy.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2014 2:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't waste your time on the inside. The bees will look after it and even cover your finish with the one they like anyway.

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Rob.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2014 6:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

All of the above, but a little beeswax rubbed into new wood makes it smell more "homely".
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