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Author Topic: rough pine? - unplaned - building top bar hive  (Read 1984 times)
House Bee
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« on: January 12, 2011, 04:56:21 PM »

Hi there,

I am really interested in starting up beekeeping and top bar hives. I've picked top bar hives because they look easy to build and much less expensive. I was out at the local Home Depot here in Ottawa (Canada), and found the most cost effective pine is rough 1" thick x 12" x multiple lengths. I could pay a bit more and get the planed pine if that is better.
Can anyone recommend one over the other?
I'd like to build a couple of hives withing the next 2 weeks if possible as my first step.

Thank you.

Oh Canada!
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« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2011, 05:05:18 PM »

Rough cut is fine.

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« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2011, 05:54:00 PM »

As long as the price is right, any wood will work.   (as long as it is sorta straight).
Michael Bush
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« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2011, 08:40:42 PM »

Rough cut will get more propolis which is probably a good thing.

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