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Author Topic: osb board (plywood type of wood) ok for nuc's and swarm traps?  (Read 1322 times)
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« on: November 15, 2011, 04:51:57 PM »

i can get a lot of osb cut offs.. will that type of wood be ok for nucs and swarm traps?
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« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2011, 05:53:59 PM »

I know a commercial guy that sells a couple of thousand nucs every year. His nucs include bees box and frames. The boxes are made from an osb product that is prepainted. The bees are healthy and the boxes look good.


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« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2011, 07:04:38 PM »

You can't beat the price of free wood and you can keep a lot of paint on it.  And even if you have to rebuild in so many years, free wood is nice.
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« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2011, 01:41:14 PM »

I agree with Allen; OSB won’t last forever in Northern weather, but with paint you might get 5 years out of them.  I would use it.
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« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2011, 08:56:19 AM »

swarm traps will last many seasons because they dont sit out in the weather all year.
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« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2011, 09:25:28 AM »

Even painted I don't think I would use it up her in the Pacific Northwest, maybe for temp nucs, it cannot handle prying the frames out, if not protected on all sides will absorb moisture.  AND not sure what type of glue they use to make it.
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« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2011, 09:41:34 AM »

I have a couple of sheets nailed to the side of a shed, unpainted, but under the eaves and still in good shape. I have been meaning to paint that shed for at least 5 years.

>>what type of glue they use to make it.
That's the most important detail.
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