I was talking beekeeping with my mother-in-law this weekend (our hives will be on their property). I was telling her how I am behind schedule and needed to get building hive bodies as the bees will arrive in a couple of weeks. My father-in-law happened to overhear me mention that I needed to go out and buy some lumber. To which he replied... "follow me for a minute"
I did, we walked out to one of the outbuildings (old farm house, w/barn, coop, grainery, etc.) where he showed me a 4' x 4' x ~14' long stack of rough cut, air-dried boards. It was all the decent sized trees he has felled on the property over the years, all cut at a local mill, then neatly stacked with spacers so they dried straight!
"You're welcome to it". he stated. "As much or as little as you need."
"WOW! That's a lot of wood" is about all I could say.
There is ~150bf of pine (most cut 1"x10"s) along with LOTS of other higher-end species: LOADS of cherry, along with oak and maple as well!
Now my question(s): For deep hive bodies (langs) using pine, should I plane one side, leaving the interior rough, (it's a good mill surface), or should I plane both?
Do I need to bother planeing them down at all?
I know I wouldn't need to with a KTBH, but I am going to get at least one full season with Langs before building one of these.