Sycamore is pretty expensive for bee hives. It goes for about $9-10/Bd Ft. quarter sawn. It would be pretty heavy to be throwing around in your apiary.
I think you could sell the sycamore and go with a lighter weight material and still have some money for a vacation.We have a fair amount of sawn sycamore that has been stacked dry for 10 years. Was wondering if anyone has used sycamore for hive bodies? Thanks.