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When I first made my observation hive, put small styrene wedges bottom centre of the frme up to, so it didn't wobble intransit - first show, the bees manageed to split off a couple of beads and spent

There is a company in wellington that will supply Poly shapes that are CNC cut to any size and shape. My brother has just had a heap made.  This outfit isnt a hive supplier just a poly suppl

Attention all campers. The Nuc sample has been cut and is on the managers desk for very special wrapping that will protect it from damage during the long voyage from Auckland to Taupo. In ot

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18 minutes ago, Philbee said:

Nope,

All was set up and then they sent and invoice for the freight

so by the time that was transferred another day went by.

$15 holds up the nation.

Ugh, the suspense is killing me! xD I'm off to find something decent to watch on Netflix

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2 hours ago, Josh said:

I understand the convenience of polystyrene. It is an amazingly versatile product. But shouldn't we find something more durable & recyclable? (Even safely combustible, ie AFB)

Polystyrene is very recyclable. Trouble is it's too voluminous and consequently inefficient to transport to the recycling plant. I find it odd that no regional authority has come up with a way to dissolve poly for more efficient collection

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33 minutes ago, Rob Stockley said:

Polystyrene is very recyclable. Trouble is it's too voluminous and consequently inefficient to transport to the recycling plant. I find it odd that no regional authority has come up with a way to dissolve poly for more efficient collection

low density polystyrene dissolves in petrol, but the toxic goup that produces seems pretty awful (?).

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4 hours ago, Rob Stockley said:

I find it odd that no regional authority has come up with a way to dissolve poly for more efficient collection

Polystyrene compactors are available... they squish the eps like a big sausage grinder into polystyrene which is quite a bit more dense and transportable than eps. The problem then is finding a plastics manufacturer that can find a use for grotty polystyrene  (eg I imagine the market for dirty cd jewel cases is rather limited).

 

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9 hours ago, chorrylan said:

Polystyrene compactors are available... they squish the eps like a big sausage grinder into polystyrene which is quite a bit more dense and transportable than eps. The problem then is finding a plastics manufacturer that can find a use for grotty polystyrene  (eg I imagine the market for dirty cd jewel cases is rather limited).

 

It could be used for wall  or. Floor insulation .

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Attention all campers.

The Nuc sample has been cut and is on the managers desk for very special wrapping that will protect it from damage during the long voyage from Auckland to Taupo.

In other words the job is done allbe it a bit late and will miss the courier for Friday delivery.

 

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Well what a hard case this outfit is.

The nuc arrived but just one of each component 

I cant be bothered with this sort of service so will not pursue this project though this company but will look around for other options, possibly China

Anyway attached is a photo of what arrived and it has potential I believe.

maybe for next season

 

poly nuc.jpg

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Is that wooden frame support part of the plan? Just, I have worked with nucs designed that way before and they are a pain, because the bees can build comb between the end bar and the wall and getting the combs out is a difficult, bee squishing exercise.

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3 hours ago, Alastair said:

Is that wooden frame support part of the plan? Just, I have worked with nucs designed that way before and they are a pain, because the bees can build comb between the end bar and the wall and getting the combs out is a difficult, bee squishing exercise.

Hard to see in the pic, it's resting on a ledge so the issue you mention won't happen.

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48 minutes ago, Trevor Gillbanks said:

Is the grade EPS 40 Polysyrene it looks to be fairly soft and no where near as dense as the Paradise boxes. Which I know is EPS 100

40kg/m^3 versus 100kg/m^3 (2.5x denser).

100 is still only 1/10th of water 1000kg/m^3, so quite light either way.

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