My Cedar Hives

"The majority of Western Red Cedar (Thuja plicata) grows in the Pacific Northwest. This particular species of cedar is also be found in a number of other common exterior products for the home including, roof shakes, siding, saunas and hot tubs. Cedar is an ideal wood for high moisture conditions."

Performance Characteristics
"Cedar contains natural oils (phenols) which help prevent decay and insect attack. The natural oils in Cedar increase its durability and weatherability without the use of chemical treatments. The wood has a dense cell structure, about ten million cells per cubic inch. It shrinks and swells very little, stays flat and resists checking. It can be left untreated to weather naturally." http://www.chapmanlumberinc.com/Cedar-Decking---Railing.html




Cedar boards - ready to assemble











Assembled hive body


July 12,2013 condition of the cedar hive body


July 12,2013 condition of the cedar hive body


July 12,2013 condition of the cedar hive bodies


You can see my Cedar Sauna (Banya) here.



 
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