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I decided to make my own hive. However, I made the brood supers out of cedar. Will this work, or do I have to throw them away? I know cedar is a repellent for some insects. Thanks for your input.
 

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we have a LOT of cedar trees here in Washington and most of my wild bees come from the centers of the big trees - seems they dont mind it
but i have noticed that they proplised the entire inside ???
not sure if they would do this in a Hemlock or pine tree

my bottem boards are made of cedar
i made my deep brood boxes out of 3/4 ply and supers are all pine
 

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as being toxic - i really dont think they mind like i mentioned earlier i find lots of wild hives in cedar - and most have been there for years - with not one cell of new wax -

but the good news is that beekeeping is not craved in stone

if in dought take a split and place it in a cedar hive and take a split and put it in the standard pine hive and set them out to get results

you really wont lose much for trying

but if you have to buy lumber - buy what you can afford - hell some keep bees in styro- and plastic like milk crate hives and i think the bees could really give a hoot - just so long as its dry inside
 
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