Caution: For those of you considering using pallet wood for beehives read this!!!! These pallets are shipped all over the world! Do your DUE DILLIGENCE check for a brand mark and look it up on line the info is there!!!!! Better yet avoid legal action all together and know the source of the wood you use!!!!!

The FDA said about 70 people have been either sickened by the odor including nausea, stomach pain, vomiting and diarrhea or noticed it.

The smell is caused by small amounts of a chemical associated with the treatment of wooden pallets, Johnson & Johnson said. The FDA said the chemical can leach into the air, and traced it to a facility in Las Piedras, Puerto Rico.

The New Brunswick, N.J., company said it is investigating the issue and will stop shipping products with the same materials on wooden pallets. It has asked suppliers to do so as well.

Caution: all wooden pallets are treated and branded to show treatment types to prevent the spread of pests thru international shipping!!!!! Some bear several brands If it can leach through the air into medicine common sense would dictate it could easily leach into open honey cells!!! Better safe than sorry!