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Hi

Does anyone know of a supplier in Christchurch for dressed pine to make full depth brood boxes?

Thanks

Steve

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On 15/10/2018 at 7:46 PM, steve rob said:

Hi

Does anyone know of a supplier in Christchurch for dressed pine to make full depth brood boxes?

Thanks

Steve

Why go to all the trouble ready made boxes are cheap. If you want to go down that road check out Bunnings 

 

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You can do better than Bunnings. 

 

I dont make boxes, but Halswell timber has always been good for specific orders. It all depends on how much you want and how fast. 

 

 

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Bunnings or Mitre 10 is a very expensive option

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On 15/10/2018 at 7:46 PM, steve rob said:

Hi

Does anyone know of a supplier in Christchurch for dressed pine to make full depth brood boxes?

Thanks

Steve

Try Westco. 

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Do yourself a favour and start with 3/4 format boxes !

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On 6/11/2018 at 9:18 AM, tudor said:

Do yourself a favour and start with 3/4 format boxes !

Why do you suggest 3/4 boxes?

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Use the search function and you can find it out yourself.

Been covered many times.

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On 15/11/2018 at 10:32 PM, tudor said:

Use the search function and you can find it out yourself.

Been covered many times.

Have a look at Tudors Easy Beekeeping resource in the downloads area, it is a fabulous aid too. It’s in its draft form as chapters are added and will be published hopefully. 

3/4 boxes have many advantages over full depth. I started with 3/4 boxes and am very glad I did so, a weighty honey laden full depth box can be quite something to heft. Thanks to my mentor providing a full depth nucleus recently I now have a dogs breakfast of mixed sizes, but will convert back using Tudors resource and Trevs Bees videos which are also excellent. This forum has been pivotal in keeping me on the right track and you will get a lot of swift and accurate advice in sticky situations. Keep us updated ?

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Welcome to the forum @steve rob, if you are starting out go 3/4. Your back will thank you! It’s a sound piece of advice.:IMG_0386:

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And clever me lifted a very heavy 3/4 box of honey on Friday and hurt my right wrist - so it's half-by-half boxes until the tenosynovitis settles down :33_unamused:

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19 hours ago, tudor said:

And clever me lifted a very heavy 3/4 box of honey on Friday and hurt my right wrist - so it's half-by-half boxes until the tenosynovitis settles down :33_unamused:

 

If you haven’t already, consider a visit to a GP or specialist - these injuries can take a long time to come right and you really don’t want that. A wrist brace can be very helpful - preventing that awful sensation when you flex/extend too far and speeding up recovery. Usually nonsteroidal anti inflammatory drugs (ibuprofen) too, but that depends on the issue. You probably don’t need this advice - there seems to have been an outbreak of wrist injuries and they really restrict people.

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2 hours ago, cBank said:

 

If you haven’t already, consider a visit to a GP or specialist - these injuries can take a long time to come right and you really don’t want that. A wrist brace can be very helpful - preventing that awful sensation when you flex/extend too far and speeding up recovery. Usually nonsteroidal anti inflammatory drugs (ibuprofen) too, but that depends on the issue. You probably don’t need this advice - there seems to have been an outbreak of wrist injuries and they really restrict people.

@tudor is a GP. So is pretty much up with the medical play.

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I'm a retired rehab specialist and my ex-wife (now divorced and deceased) was a psychiatrist, so anything was usually in the mind.  My wife now is a wise woman who prescribed rest and common sense, and application of Flamme cream which has helped greatly - or, as she says, it's just normal recovery.

Anyway, much better, and reducing hives from 35-50 to 15 this season has reduced the load, and she is keen and strong. :14_relaxed:

Physician heal thyself ?

 

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4 hours ago, Trevor Gillbanks said:

@tudor is a GP. So is pretty much up with the medical play.

 

Ha! Disregard all the above from me.

Myself and the two others I know with that injury carried in as normal and very much regret it.

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And now a similar question for Auckland.  Looking for a supplier of  20-22 mm dressed timber for FD boxes.

 

Thanks in advance.

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When I make my own boxes I dress them down to 23 mm. 20 is to thin. When imperial sizes were changed to metric some moron and government decided that 20 mm was a nice round number that was near enough to an inch. You would be amazed how much difference those extra 3 mm make.

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2 hours ago, john berry said:

When I make my own boxes I dress them down to 23 mm. 20 is to thin. When imperial sizes were changed to metric some moron and government decided that 20 mm was a nice round number that was near enough to an inch. You would be amazed how much difference those extra 3 mm make.

Dressed clears are close to 18mm these days

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3 hours ago, yesbut said:

Dressed clears are close to 18mm these days

99.9999% of my hive boxes are 19.1mm D4S Clears. Which is the 3/4” sizing for the USA market.

Easily fit 11 frames with 33mm end bars and as the colonies get older I can still fit 10 frames unlike other beeks that reduce to 9 frames as the colonies and frames get older.

my colonies overwinter fine in a “thin walled wooden box”. 

the R value between 23 and 19mm must be minimal.

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14 minutes ago, dansar said:

99.9999% of my hive boxes are 19.1mm D4S Clears.

I must be getting ripped off

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We used to have lots of boxes made out of kerosene and petrol cases andThe sides were  about 12 mm. They  worked  but were not ideal. Every thing is a compromise between strength, IInsulation and weight and 23 mm for me is the best compromise.

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3 hours ago, yesbut said:

I must be getting ripped off

No Puss! Just dressed down ?

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Ive lost count of the number of Beeks who have laughed and scoffed at my lug handles on all my boxes.
IMO part of the lifting stress experienced by your body during a heavy box lift originates in your hands and fingers at those ridiculous recessed handles 

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