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Offline TNTBEES

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port orford cedar or yellow cedar hives
« on: March 09, 2013, 10:02:56 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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Re: port orford cedar or yellow cedar hives
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2013, 10:37:44 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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Re: port orford cedar or yellow cedar hives
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2013, 03:01:10 PM »
I have seen hives made out of cedar.   

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Re: port orford cedar or yellow cedar hives
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2013, 09:04:44 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.

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