Re: My experience with Ecowood
I think I still have a big box of Eco Wood laying around my shop somewhere I'll be glad to send you. Several years ago I read up on some of their literature and requested some samples. I not only received a box of samples I also spoke with them about becoming their exclusive authorized agent in the U.S. We came to an agreement, and they eagerly forwarded me a signed letter agreeing to those terms. At the time no beekeeping supply company advertised their product for sale. I used it on probably 20-30 medium and deep boxes for some of our bee yards here in N.M. After less than 10 years those boxes are now ready for the scrap pile. Our climate here is very dry, little rainfall, and untreated raw wood tends to cup and twist quickly. The Eco Wood was a totally useless endeavor. Additionally it is NOT a wood preservative (read their literature closely) unless they have changed their info. All ingredients are supposedly natural plant based and proprietary (not listed). From what I now know Eco Wood "treatment" is used primarily as an aesthetic application as it does change the color of the wood and creates an aged "patina" appearance. It will not preserve the wood on your bee boxes in the field. I noticed Kelley Bee now advertises it in their catalogs. I'm just glad that their getting the customer service product related calls and not me.
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