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Author Topic: Boxes out of OSB?  (Read 4769 times)
Brian D. Bray
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« Reply #20 on: May 26, 2009, 01:10:34 AM »

What about using Cedar fence boards?  I have a couple dozen of them ...Will the bees not like the smell of cedar.

I've always found that bees seem to do better in cedar than in pine.  I will take a cedar hive over a pine one any day.
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« Reply #21 on: May 26, 2009, 06:09:37 AM »

I've always found that bees seem to do better in cedar than in pine.  I will take a cedar hive over a pine one any day.

I wonder why.
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« Reply #22 on: September 07, 2009, 02:24:28 AM »

Not to give you any ideas but I bought some equipment from a guy who made everything himself, frames included.  About 3/4 of his boxes were osb and they obviously had bees in them for years and years.  He painted the inside and outside.  I didn't take any of these...

I have used osb (actually primarily osb siding) for lids and nuc boxes, but wouldn't use it on anything that you have exposed to the weather over winter.

I have made plenty of equipment out of scrap ply...  It does warp, but...free is free
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« Reply #23 on: September 09, 2009, 01:30:52 PM »

What about using Cedar fence boards?  I have a couple dozen of them ...Will the bees not like the smell of cedar.

Most of the cedar fencing I've seen is too thin for my tastes.  If it was a full 3/4" thick and not so dry it would split, I would use them.
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