Frequently Asked Questions
Timber & its natural colour variations
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The timber included in our products is made from naturally grown resources making each hive—sometimes even individual panels in the same hive—slightly different in character.
Timber components for our products may arrive with an array of colour variations – for Western Red Cedar you can expect to see yellowish-white to a dark reddish-brown, for Araucaria white to cream or light brown, and for Paulownia white to pale cream.
The timber may also include small cosmetic inconsistencies such as timber knots, growth rings and minor chips. These natural timber characteristics will not affect the functionality of your product and may even add to the character and uniqueness of your hive.
You can find more information on our ethical timber sourcing here.
Our beehives are designed for outdoor use and will be exposed to the elements making them susceptible to wear over time. We recommend providing additional protection for your timber components to increase their longevity.