Given that beehives are rarely made to be overly tight, and that bees then alter any gaps and go on to actually ventilate the thing, is the whole "breathing" thing real?
Originally Posted by Michael Bush
I know wood breaths and moves with changes in humidity, but after we fry the stuff in parrafin, paint it and the bee varnish it etc, how much breathing is going on? And compared to the openings at the top and bottom of a hive, is the rate of gas exchange through 3/4 inch of solid wood really significant?
I am not picking on Michael, but I have seen this argument for wood hundreds of time and I am wondering if it holds water.
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