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I have a project brewing in my head and want to build a horizontal hive with scrap wood.

We just pulled down a 25 year old pergola and salvaged some nice solid beams perfect for the side walls of the hive.

Problem is likely the beams were treated. My preference is for bare timber for the inside of course but was wondering whether painting the inside with interior grade paint (low VOCs) will make it safe for bees and honey.

Or shall play it safe and use the timber for something else?
 
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