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wtiger
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« on: March 26, 2008, 01:20:16 AM »

Has anyone ever used yellow pine for hive bodies?  I know raw yellow pine will warp quite a bit if left out in the elements and unfinished especially on a hot summer day.  You'll end up with u shaped boards.   I use quite a bit of in to make milled and turned high velocity HVAC registers  for one of my customers so I regularly order descent sized quantities of 4quarter 10'-12' boards from the mill along with red oak, white oak, maple, etc.  Basically I'm saying I can get really high quality, basically defect free, southern yellow pine for very reasonable prices and I was wondering how it holds up to the elements if made into a hive body and painted?  I usually don't mess with anything but redwood, mahogany or one of the other rot/insect resistant woods for exterior use products.  Would this hold up reasonably well for hive bodies?
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« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2008, 06:49:04 AM »

>Has anyone ever used yellow pine for hive bodies?

Yes.

> I know raw yellow pine will warp quite a bit if left out in the elements and unfinished especially on a hot summer day.

Sometimes.

> You'll end up with u shaped boards.

If they are nailed together it's usually not that bad.

>I was wondering how it holds up to the elements if made into a hive body and painted?

Better than white pine, but it's a lot heavier.

> I usually don't mess with anything but redwood, mahogany or one of the other rot/insect resistant woods for exterior use products.  Would this hold up reasonably well for hive bodies?

Yes.
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« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2008, 09:41:03 AM »

thanks
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