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Re: What are you currently making in the shed/garage/kitchen/patio/living room that's bee related

PostPosted:12 Mar 2021, 10:48
by AdamD
Never treated cedar - are you using a clear product?

Re: What are you currently making in the shed/garage/kitchen/patio/living room that's bee related

PostPosted:25 Mar 2021, 21:37
by Alfred
Finally got round to finishing the pair of roofs I've been making
New covers and screws but everything else is upcycled so all-in material cost is under £9 each.
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They match the new floors
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Again mesh and screws were new ,everything else reclaimed,total cost around £3 10s each
Hopefully won't run out of kit this year....

Re: What are you currently making in the shed/garage/kitchen/patio/living room that's bee related

PostPosted:26 Mar 2021, 16:17
by AdamD
Look good!
I have a few floors from various places and the annoying thing is that the varroa trays differ in size. Consistency does make things easier if you can do it. But for £ 3 -10/- a bargain!
I like the pattern on the roofs, almost Bet Lynch leopard print! :)

Re: What are you currently making in the shed/garage/kitchen/patio/living room that's bee related

PostPosted:26 Mar 2021, 18:09
by Alfred
Thanks Adam
Compatibility is useful so I've made all the new floors to have the same size trays and entrance blocks as the Maisemores.
Slowly going round the older ones converting them too.

Re: What are you currently making in the shed/garage/kitchen/patio/living room that's bee related

PostPosted:27 Mar 2021, 22:02
by Steve 1972
Looking good Alfred..the workmanship is superb ...however why does everything look burned..

Re: What are you currently making in the shed/garage/kitchen/patio/living room that's bee related

PostPosted:28 Mar 2021, 09:03
by Alfred
Because it is!
Scorching with a blowlamp then linseed oil twice or thrice camouflages the marine ply which is too conspicuous for the location.

That's the idea but just add a shiny cover and you're back to square one though.... :roll:

Re: What are you currently making in the shed/garage/kitchen/patio/living room that's bee related

PostPosted:30 Mar 2021, 18:14
by Alfred
Succumbed to the Dark Side and made up some retro fit landing boards.
I think they look ridiculous and will give the deer-plague extra leverage on the hives but the amount of yellow pollen spaltted around the entrances today looks like the aftermath of a paintball tournament
Cant justify the waste of their efforts.
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Re: What are you currently making in the shed/garage/kitchen/patio/living room that's bee related

PostPosted:03 Apr 2021, 20:10
by Alfred
Ordered 5 new qx after an inventory revealed the sorry state of many of them.
Bodged up the best of the worst with foiltape until the new ones arrive
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Re: What are you currently making in the shed/garage/kitchen/patio/living room that's bee related

PostPosted:03 Apr 2021, 20:17
by Patrick
Love the look :) ! Beekeeping with Robbie the Robot ..

Re: What are you currently making in the shed/garage/kitchen/patio/living room that's bee related

PostPosted:04 Apr 2021, 19:54
by Alfred
Might just duct tape on some tumble drier vent hose.
Danger Will Robinson Danger!!