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1st try at a nuc. Found cabinet doors for $1 each. Will the finish on the cabinet doors be bad for bees?

 

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Good job ! Looks fine to me. Finish on the wood on inside doesn't matter as long as there's been no insecticides sprayed on it. Just to make sure, wash it with water prior to use. Other then that, you're on your way..
 

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Nice job, Ive been building the coates nucs with nothing but a skilsaw. They are working for me. only problem I see in your photo is the foundation.......lol...... I just started letting the bees draw foundationless this spring, and I dont think I will ever go back. You should try it on a few frames. Nice Job. G:thumbsup:
 

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That works! No worries on the finish. It'll be fine.
 

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Nice job, Ive been building the coates nucs with nothing but a skilsaw. They are working for me. only problem I see in your photo is the foundation.......lol...... I just started letting the bees draw foundationless this spring, and I dont think I will ever go back. You should try it on a few frames. Nice Job. G:thumbsup:
Building another tonight. Might go with the foundationless as you suggest. :)
 

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in my experience furniture and cabinets are not made of exterior plywood. i would not expect it to last very long outdoors
 

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Since you saved so much on the wood, you might consider spending some on some water sealant to seal the edges of the wood with. Dip/soak each edge for 2 minutes, then let it dry. Might improve the longevity significantly.
 
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