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Author Topic: port orford cedar or yellow cedar hives  (Read 633 times)
New Bee
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« on: March 09, 2013, 09:02:56 PM »

Anybody ever use port orford cedar or yellow cedar for hives? I have a large supply of boards i could use but they give off a different odor when they are cut. Not sure if it would be offensive to bee's. It is a very weather resistant wood and doesn't need any finish.
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« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2013, 09:37:44 PM »

Have you heard of a feral hive in that type of tree? build a nuc and put a split in it and see if they leave.

They may like it for the pest protection it may provide.

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« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2013, 02:01:10 PM »

I have seen hives made out of cedar.   
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« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2013, 08:04:44 PM »

Don't know anything about the type of cedar you are talking about, sorry.

My hives are being made from Missouri eastern red cedar.

So I know cedar is used.

Good luck


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