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Offline Captain776

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Using Wood Stain
« on: April 20, 2017, 03:47:06 AM »
I prefer to leave my hives with natural wood finish.
I am not able to find Tung Oil or even Linseed oil here in Thailand so I was just going to use latex exterior paint I had leftover but then I see where it is ok to use wood stain.

Before I stain my hives, I just want to double check this is ok and won't have any effect on the bees.
Only on exterior surfaces.
Leave them out in the sun for a week for any fumes to dissipate before using them.

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Offline Acebird

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Re: Using Wood Stain
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2017, 08:36:07 AM »
Check out Lauri on the other site.  She stains and flash burns them and decorates them like a Harley.
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Offline Hops Brewster

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Re: Using Wood Stain
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2017, 04:35:45 PM »
Look up  'shou sugi ban',  a Japanese method of scorching wood to preserve it.  It works particularly well with cedar, but will work with any wood.
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