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Beero 

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Hi All, anyone know of a good reason why not to use rubber membrane for the roof of a hive?
 

madasafish 

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Will get very hot in summer sun. (not fun to touch!).. Ok for bees if insulated roof.
And unless treated, it will degrade with UV. Over years!
 

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I have a nuc that I made more than ten years ago and it still has the bag of layer's mash I used for roof covering.
 

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I have a couple of hives covered in Hypolon sheet which was used as a roofing material throughout the world. Unfortunately DuPont closed their manufacturing plant down in 2010.
I recently built some 5 frame nucs for our teaching apiary and roofed them with polyethelene DPC which should last well.
The only thing I would say is "DON'T REST YOUR SMOKER ON THE ROOF" 😄
 
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Malcolm Stamp 

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Yes I put my smoker down on a felt roof much to my chagrin but worse I managed to lean it against my ventilated bee suit which is now that bit extra ventilated.🤬
 

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An idea just fell out of somewhere - what about attaching a suitably sized/cut to fit silicone trivet/hot pan holder to the base of the smoker.
this sort of thing
I just bought a set of four of those yesterday! They make a great wax pellet mould. Perfect for making wax wraps.

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madasafish 

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An idea just fell out of somewhere - what about attaching a suitably sized/cut to fit silicone trivet/hot pan holder to the base of the smoker.
this sort of thing

I attach a piece of varnished plywood (approx 6mm) to the base with wires attached to guards.
Works a treat.. no holes in poly and much more stable
 

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