Return to the Bees and Beekeeping Forum | Post a Follow-Up

Cedar Mason Bee House: okay to apply stain to it?

Posted by wynswrld98 z7 WA (My Page) on
Sun, Apr 10, 11 at 0:55

I just ordered a beautiful cedar mason bee house. I wanted to find out if I could apply stain to the exterior to keep it from weathering and turning grey or if the smell or stain would repel mason bees and is a bad idea? It certainly would look better stained vs. weathering grey where I plan on putting it but I don't want to scare away or harm the mason bees (obviously).


Follow-Up Postings:

RE: Cedar Mason Bee House: okay to apply stain to it?

At this time I would recommend a light water base stain for your cedar house or better yet to protect and beautify on a single application clear exterior water base varathane no odours and fast dry.

 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Bees and Beekeeping Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here