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Do or have any of you guys used treated plywood for your pallets or bottoms? I need to make up a bunch and trying to choose from using treated or just exterior plywood. I was wondering if the chemicals in the treated stuff might affect the bees. :scratch:
 

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We use treated only on the pallet stringers and used on ground boards, not bottom boards, before we used pallets, so never on the 'interior' parts of the colonies.
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I thought it might be a problem, I know they changed the chemicals they used about 8 years ago but didn't know if it is just as bad as the old stuff. So far I have only used treated on stands for my hives.
 

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We dip whole pallet in copper nap. No problems with death losses but a good idea to let them air out before use.


Are the parrifan dipped pallets slick on the trucks and forklift forks? I think they would last longer than copper nap.
 
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