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Offline rottybee

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Hardboard
« on: February 07, 2010, 02:29:49 PM »
I have a sheet of "hardboard" that's been in my basement for years.  It was purchased for a project that never came about.  I was wondering if it could be used for inner covers.  I know it won't last a long time but would it work for a season or two?  Just looking for something to use it for.
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Re: Hardboard
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2010, 03:59:03 PM »
Are you talking about MDF or particle board? The stuff that is made of sawdust and glue? If so then I wouldn't use it anywhere on a hive. It has no moisture resistance and offgasses like crazy under the right circumstances.

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Re: Hardboard
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2010, 04:49:03 PM »
Sure it can be used.  Any scrap sheets of anything will work for inner covers.
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