I'm a newbe here so I hope I'm in the right place. I have been a bee haver off and on for about thirty years and am trying to become a real beekeeper. I decided since I have the tools i will now build my own hives. I have access to some lumber from Germany and am trying to find out what it is. It resembles pine a lot due to the knots but it seems to be somewhat harder. Does anyone know what it may be and is there any reason I shoulden't use it for hives and frames.