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Offline FatherMichael

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Mary's Hive
« on: January 28, 2020, 05:02:46 pm »
My wife loves garden hives.  She also likes to finish and decorate things.  Having redone the bedroom she is working now on her office.

So, I ordered a hive from Kelley with the nice wood for her.  Now I've built a cover for it.  Needed to figure out what to do about a cover because I didn't do such a good job on the garden hive we have already.

What do you think?

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Offline MikeyN.C.

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Re: Mary's Hive
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2020, 06:49:09 pm »
Looks marvelous😄 paint or stained ?

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Re: Mary's Hive
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2020, 06:50:51 pm »
Iddee , made a post for a wood sealer ( Parma-guard) I think ?

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Re: Mary's Hive
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2020, 06:52:55 pm »
Looks marvelous😄 paint or stained ?

Thanks!

I think that she will stain it but is also talking about some punched tin art in the triangle of the roof.

She does a great job of finishing and decorating things.

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Re: Mary's Hive
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2020, 06:57:13 pm »
Looks great.
You can get ideas if you look up products made for doll houses.
http://woodvictoriandollhouse.com/dollhouse-gables-apex
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Re: Mary's Hive
« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2020, 07:25:10 pm »
Looks great.
You can get ideas if you look up products made for doll houses.
http://woodvictoriandollhouse.com/dollhouse-gables-apex

Look at that!

I'll pass it along!

Thanks, Tom!

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Re: Mary's Hive
« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2020, 07:38:04 pm »
Wow , nice

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Re: Mary's Hive
« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2020, 08:06:58 pm »
Wow, real shingle roof, beautiful wood too.  Looks better than my house!!  You are going to spoil your bees and your deserving wife.  However the wife sounds like a keeper for sure, so keep her happy and count your Blessings.

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Re: Mary's Hive
« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2020, 08:28:24 pm »
Looks nice, but be careful. Seal all cracks and crevices with silicone caulk, NOT chalk caulk. A 1/4 in. hole can spell disaster. Comb built and filled in the attic, SHB, roaches, ETC. ETC. ETC. can live up there.
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Re: Mary's Hive
« Reply #9 on: January 28, 2020, 08:31:54 pm »
ECO wood treatment makes the wood look old, but prevents decay.

https://ecowoodtreatment.com/
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Re: Mary's Hive
« Reply #10 on: January 28, 2020, 08:41:20 pm »
Father Mike,    I have some A frames roofs, maybe 8-10 in storage , when I get chance I'll take pics. 

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Re: Mary's Hive
« Reply #11 on: January 28, 2020, 10:10:30 pm »
Father: The tree behind the hive, kinda out of focus but looks like maybe blooming.  What kind of tree?  Beautiful green I might add, my trees still baron.

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Re: Mary's Hive
« Reply #12 on: January 29, 2020, 10:36:46 am »
Father: The tree behind the hive, kinda out of focus but looks like maybe blooming.  What kind of tree?  Beautiful green I might add, my trees still baron.

Van

That's a holly tree that needs some iron!  LOL

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Re: Mary's Hive
« Reply #13 on: February 01, 2020, 03:12:10 pm »
Finished up Mary's hive.  She is anxious to get it finished.

Will use it for a swarm trap this year, since I've already bought all the bees I can afford for one year!  LOL

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Re: Mary's Hive
« Reply #14 on: February 01, 2020, 03:39:48 pm »
Looks good.


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Re: Mary's Hive
« Reply #15 on: February 01, 2020, 04:27:36 pm »
Looks so nice, a real cedar roof.  Cedar roofs used to be common on houses, now very rare.  Health to your bees.
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Re: Mary's Hive
« Reply #16 on: February 01, 2020, 05:07:38 pm »
Thanks, guys.

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Re: Mary's Hive
« Reply #17 on: February 01, 2020, 07:55:18 pm »
Looks really nice well done

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Re: Mary's Hive
« Reply #18 on: February 01, 2020, 09:43:51 pm »
Let us see when she finishes
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Re: Mary's Hive
« Reply #19 on: February 03, 2020, 12:05:40 am »
Very Nice