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Varnished wood for hive

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I stumbled onto several 3 foot lengths of 1x12 shelving.

I am thinking of using it for nuc's and supers.

Will sanding the interior varnish be enough? I know you aren't supposed to paint the interior's but and unsure of shellac/varnish.

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I would use this material but sand the inside surface with coarse grit paper and get most of the finish off. The bees will cover anything they find offensive.
I wouldn't varnish the inside if I had a choice, but since it's already varnished, I wouldn't worry about it. The bees will put their varnish over it anyway.
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