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2 completely unrelated questions, but didn't seem worthing starting a thread for each-
A) What species would count as cedar (as in cedar hive), eg is western red cedar ie Thuya plicata what is being talked about? What about actual cedar- same properties?
B) Bought a box of jars from bottlesandjars.co.uk (incidentally, nice jars and excellent service)-do I need to wash them, or are new jars food ready?

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Tim :)
 

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Jars come 'looking' clean - but yes - wash in v hot water, drain then put on a tray in the oven - about 160d till absolutely dry. Use when cooled. What did you pay for box of 72
 

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Jars come 'looking' clean - but yes - wash in v hot water, drain then put on a tray in the oven - about 160d till absolutely dry. Use when cooled. What did you pay for box of 72
Thanks Heather

84 no 12 oz hex =£17.04
100 x63 mm lids £8.11
Carriage £11.75

Total £36.90
Of course the carriage would have worked out better if I'd bought more.
 

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:cheers2: I got 40 boxes of 72 1lb jars and lids for £20 - bulk bought for the Assoc to get good price. Still some left....
 

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how many you got going spare?? :D

I need at least a couple of boxes straight away, but was thinking about vastly overbuying as I have plenty of storage space.

A couple of the other local chaps may also want some...
 

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Re Cedar --beehives are made from WESTERN RED CEDAR which is native to N America - mainly Canada.It is very durable and rot proof.The other readily available form of Cedar is CEDAR of LEBANON which is used in cabinet making to line drawers to repel moths.It has a very strong sweet smell is denser than W.R.Cedar and heavier.It is not so durable and I suspect would repel bees also-probably good anti varroa tho'.
 

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Thanks JohnA and Justme. I wood bloke I met said he could sort me out for cedar: but I'm pretty sureit's not the right stuff.

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