Dip Beehives in parafin wax

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Julian Cov 

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I want to show you my homemade parafin wax tank


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Sorry for sounding daft, but why would you do this? Preservation?
 

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:icon_204-2: until they are crispy and golden brown!
You are wrong, as you may see it in the first part of this movie, the hive box it's white because was never used and it's brand new .

The last ones are the old ones and previously used and they stood in the plain sun, rain and bad weather outside. I paited them with linseed oil.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linseed_oil

But because of the heat and the oil, the wood color turned brown.(I did not planed to make them brown but its ok I like them that way and in the future I will do the same to make the brown. )

I keep the beehive into the parrafin bath for about 10-15 minutes
 
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