Cost isn't really an issue, I'm just keen to try some different materials for the aesthetics and the pleasure of working with wood... I'm thinking of making a Warré hive and really dressing it up nicely as a piece of garden art for the backyard.
I've googled, found and emailed Abbey Cypress in Milperra with my enquiry, I'll see what they come up with. When they get back to me I'll post their reply here.
In the meantime if anyone has any suggestions for a supplier closer to the Central Coast (NSW) I'd be happy to hear.