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    Any reason not to use rough cedar in a tbh?

    I have some laying around.....

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    I have some cedar that I used on my langs, and there isn't a problem. They will coat the inside with propolis and wax.

    On the flip side it won't do much to repel moths either....

    -rick

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    Cedar works fine. So does pine and it's cheaper. [img]smile.gif[/img]
    Michael Bush bushfarms.com/bees.htm "Everything works if you let it." ThePracticalBeekeeper.com 40y 200h 37yTF

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    lol--I know about the cheaper, but I have a nice rough plank sitting at home, seems like if I did a top-entrance tbh with a propped cover, the rough area wouldn't hurt any in giving them a "grippy" surface, and since it's scrap at home, it's not any cheaper right now.

    I certainly wouldn't pay full price, but you can often go to lumberyards and ask for "distressed" lumber, pick from their 1X12s and such for the ones where a corner got ripped up by a planer, there were too many knots, etc. and pick up cheap.

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    The bees won't care if it's rough. If you decide to scrape it inside, it will be harder, but if you don't it won't matter.
    Michael Bush bushfarms.com/bees.htm "Everything works if you let it." ThePracticalBeekeeper.com 40y 200h 37yTF

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