Free wood is always the best kind... cheap wood is the next best kind...
Whats the best type of wood to use to build beehives out of? Pine, oak, cider, cypress?thanks,Dracono
save the scraps because one scrap from one part will make another part.
Here's a couple, three more from memory that would meet the rot resistant standard. American Chestnut, often used for fences and the preferred wood for caskets back when it was available. Black Locust, if it could be found in large enough pieces it is very rot resistant as I have used it for untreated fence posts and have gotten fifteen years of solid service almost as good with the same size of lumber issue is Red Mulberry in the same application.