Adding brood boxes or supers of different wood-types
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Just as no honeycomb structure is exactly the same in a beehive, so too does the thickness of our Araucaria and Western Red Cedar timber products differ.
There is a small variance in the thickness of timber between our Western Red Cedar and Araucaria products, this means mixing brood boxes or supers of different timber-type may result in a minor overhang of up to 5mm.
Although this gap should not be significant enough to allow bees to escape, the boxes will not sit completely flush with each other.
This should not impair the functionality of the hive as the internal dimensions should still align.
We have many Flow beekeepers who choose to mix-and-match Flow Western Red Cedar and Araucaria brood boxes and supers, without any qualms.