Here at Pigeon Mountain Trading Company®, we know that your hive equipment is an investment, and that you want your investment to give you the biggest bang for your buck! That why we only sell Cypress equipment. Cypress wood has long been celebrated for its longevity, as well as its resistance to termites and water. These qualities make Cypress the ideal component for beekeeping equipment -- that’s why we only use Cypress in our apiary. With no need to paint or waterproof, you can leave your Cypress hives untreated, allowing them to breathe better and eliminate extra moisture without fear of rotting. Our bottom boards are made of 3/4" Cypress. The solid bottom board is tongue-and-grooved.