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Offline Perry

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$2.00 a box!
« on: July 01, 2016, 07:11:06 pm »
I am so far behind it feels like I am out front!
I have every honey super to my name on hives and I have just been going flat out. I have 70 deeps and 140 mediums built but still need to put in the hand holds and prime and 2 coats of paint.
My son is work "challenged", and efforts to get him involved have been frustrating, so I used a new tact. I offered the job of painting to the girl across the street (same age) after I grew frustrated with him procrastinating. When he heard he suddenly took interest. They each get $2 a box for priming and then 2 coats of paint. I have 50 boxes in the picture so they will each earn $50. Not bad for 14 year olds. The prime and first coat can be done on the same day but the second coat of paint has to wait 24 hours.




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Re: $2.00 a box!
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2016, 07:50:05 pm »
You can dip a box in this in about a minute and never have to do it again.Material cost, less than 1.00 CAD per box.

http://www.ecowoodtreatment.com/

For the US, Beez Needz sells this for 14.95 plus shipping. It is all I use any more. Painting is long gone.

https://www.amazon.com/Eco-Wood-Treatment-2-Oz/dp/B007PF8GH2
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Re: $2.00 a box!
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2016, 09:00:33 pm »
I like the color Perry!  My boxes are the color of the returned paint at Home Depot so I get some pretty colorful ones at times.  Reminds me of my first job many years ago.  It was in Willows, CA and the local hardware store had a sign in the paint department that read "Husbands picking out paint color must present permission slip from their wife before we will mix it!"  Must happen a lot at Home Depot but at $5/gallon, I don't care what color it is and neither do the bees :laugh: :laugh:
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Re: $2.00 a box!
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2016, 04:18:51 pm »
Perry says: "... so I used a new tact. I offered the job of painting to the girl across the street (same age) after I grew frustrated with him procrastinating. When he heard he suddenly took interest."

Perry, I thought you were a beekeeper.  :bee: :bee: Now I KNOW that you are a natural born PSYCHOLOGIST at heart.  :yes:
Brilliant thinking.   :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap: