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  1. #1
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    Default Hive Wood okay to have dissimilar wood

    I have scrap wood. Can make hive bodies from pine and frames from cedar. Okay to mix wood types within a hive? I'll be putting the cedar frames within pine Langstroth hive bodies. I treat all hive parts with boiling bees wax, although the cedar I will not (except along the inside of the frame to promote comb adherence).

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  2. #2
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    Default Re: Hive Wood okay to have dissimilar wood

    I can't imagine the type of wood will make any difference as long as none is treated. I have Cyprus and pine deeps mixed.

    I suggest looking at frame prices before building.

  3. #3
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    Default Re: Hive Wood okay to have dissimilar wood

    Different wood for frames will make no difference at all. Mixing wood types in boxes could be a problem if one expands and contracts with moisture changes more than the other, the one that moves less might split lengthwise.

    Peter

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    Default Re: Hive Wood okay to have dissimilar wood

    What about galvanic corrosion?

  5. #5
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    Default Re: Hive Wood okay to have dissimilar wood

    Make sure to keep you hive out of salty water, or just dont go sailing in your hive
    Johno

  6. #6
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    Default Re: Hive Wood okay to have dissimilar wood

    Quote Originally Posted by Vance G View Post
    What about galvanic corrosion?
    If he uses brass nails he should be okay.
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  7. #7
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    Default Re: Hive Wood okay to have dissimilar wood

    I don't see a problem using different woods. Should be fine!
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