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Plywood Boxes

A slightly controversial material is Plywood, and here I’m adding to the controversy by using 12mm thick Ply (*for testing purposes only – I’m not

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Paulownia Boxes

A few native bee keepers are using this at the moment, I’ve heard some good things and some bad things. This article is just for

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Cypress Boxes

Cypress is a very popular wood for making native bee boxes because it’s cheap and the boxes look good when freshly made. There are a

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Accoya Wood

Alex of Spicers Hollow Native Bees dropped in some Accoya offcuts. I plan to make a box with it and do some of the usual

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Wooden Pegs

Wooden Pegs / Dowels for Native Bee Frame Construction Wooden pegs or dowels can be used to pin frames together for that fancy box you’re

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Painting Gaps

Gaps between frames can be a real problem with bee hives as they allow pests easier access. Once your frames are together the bees will

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