All of our Hives are made with the highest quality Western Red Cedar. Supplied from a local FSC registered timber merchant.
Western Red Cedar is used to construct the Hives due to its natural qualities and oils, protecting it from weathering, decay and insects. Due to the woods low density, it has low water absorption that means less movement and warping in wet weather or humidity. The low-density wood is also a good insulator, compared to other softwoods.
A premium waterproof and high strength wood adhesive, as well as galvanized nails, and brass or stainless steel screws are used for a prolonged hive life. Roofs, runners and mesh floors are also galvanized.