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  1. #1
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    Default Poplar instead of Pine?

    So I have a good question, for all the ones who like to experiment? Has anyone tryed poplar for a hive? I have heard of people using different woods but most are more exspensive. Anything you can give me would be great.

  2. #2
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    Default Re: Poplar instead of Pine?

    If you can get it cheap, try it. IMO it'll be heavier and I'll have to question weatherablity, poplar in my neck of the woods is a lot more expensive than pine.

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    Default Re: Poplar instead of Pine?

    There are 100 year old barns around here that are built with poplar. will work just fine.

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    Default Re: Poplar instead of Pine?

    Holding up to the weather I know is not in issue, alot of people make carriages out of it. Also I don't know if anyone has bumped up from using super paint by sherwin williams but I am using the duration, its pricey but it is worth it. My thing was just making sure that the bees will be happy thats my priority. I will be glad to experiment and post a few pics, and price. I just wanted to see if anybody thats experienced ( 3rd yr for me) had tryed before. I heard walnut from a guy thinking of mites. He told me bugs dont like walnut which makes me think, why would bees then?

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    Default Re: Poplar instead of Pine?

    bee don't care what kind of wood you use.

  6. #6
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    Elkin, NC, USA
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    Default Re: Poplar instead of Pine?

    My bees got all uppity when I made entrance reducers from mahogany.

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    Default Re: Poplar instead of Pine?

    Poplar is O.K. when primed and painted.
    Last edited by MARBIS; 04-03-2011 at 09:36 PM. Reason: incorrect info
    ==Northumberland County Beekeeper, Trent Hills, Ontario==

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    Default Re: Poplar instead of Pine?

    Like I said, I am just asking since its only my third year.

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