Anyone use Masonite internally in hive?
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    Default Anyone use Masonite internally in hive?

    Topic says it all. I know masonite is not good exposed to the elements, but has anyone used it for internal things within the hive? Perhaps for a separator or follower?

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    Default Re: Anyone use Masonite internally in hive?

    Used as the board on an inner cover it often pop up warps excessively in the center making for beespace problems.
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    Default Re: Anyone use Masonite internally in hive?

    I use tempered masonite for my internal division board feeders. No problems after decades of use

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    Default Re: Anyone use Masonite internally in hive?

    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Palmer View Post
    I use tempered masonite for my internal division board feeders. No problems after decades of use
    is that with contact with feed?

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    Default Re: Anyone use Masonite internally in hive?

    I just saw a bunch of DIY frame feeders, they were basically wood all around and I think the translation said to coat it with wax to make it waterproof. Something like this:
    https://i.pinimg.com/originals/c2/78...66153d33f0.jpg

    or perhaps this:
    https://www.beesource.com/forums/sho...688#post810688

    Is that what you are talking about?

    Never thought I could put Masonite in contact with liquid. I was just hoping for something to use as an 1/8" separator instead of CorroplastⓇ or Lauan.
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    Default Re: Anyone use Masonite internally in hive?

    I use it,smooth side out,glued to foam board for follower boards. No problems but gluing it to foam board would prevent warping. J

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    Default Re: Anyone use Masonite internally in hive?

    The divider boards in my queen castles are temperd masonite. They do not like to get wet., but work well in this application. I have a few inner covers with regular masonite and as mentioned already, they sag after a while and are generally worthless.
    Thankfully, the bees are smarter than I am. They are doing well, in spite of my efforts to help them.

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    Default Re: Anyone use Masonite internally in hive?

    Quote Originally Posted by Absinthe View Post
    is that with contact with feed?
    Yes, they are feeders. Has to be tempered masonite

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    I am using some masonite paneling for inercovers. Left over from a job.

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    Do you guys use tempered Masonite for the divider in the resource hives? Gonna be building some resource hives this weekend.

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    Default Re: Anyone use Masonite internally in hive?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nicksotherhoney View Post
    Do you guys use tempered Masonite for the divider in the resource hives? Gonna be building some resource hives this weekend.
    No. Too thin and it does warp. I use 3'4" pine

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