• Metalex Copper Napthanate 1.5% 4L

Metalex Copper Napthanate 1.5% 4L

Now$112.13 Incl. GST
Now$97.50 Excl. GST
Incl. GST
Excl. GST

  • - Product number: WDP004

Many people question whether timber treatments are suitable, or even safe, to use on beehives.

Yes it is! As the outside of the hive is exposed to the elements and would suggest that to ensure best practice, it is only the exterior of the hives that are treated with the Copper Naphthenate as Bee’s are inherently clean insects. Treating the outside of the hives will reduce the chance of the Bees coming into contact with the Naphthenate salts. By treating the outside, this ensures the wood lasts longer and that any rot or degradation from the outside is slowed and doesn’t reach the inside of the hive. However, full treatment of the entire piece of wood is safe for Bees, given that the wood has been left to ‘weather’ for at least 6 weeks. This also applies to the Zinc Salts treatment.

We also recommend that you leave your wood to “weather” for a period of at least 6 weeks ensure that all of the Solvent Carrier (used to carry the Copper Naphthenate salts into the timber) has evaporated from the timber. This ensures that there is no solvent that will interact with your paint and ensure a strong coat of paint stays in place. This further increases the longevity of the wood and therefore your hive.

Note* All our treated timber we supply at Ceracell Beekeeping Supplies has been weathered appropriately.



  • Water resistant finish
  • Protects fibrous substrates
  • Easy to apply
  • Available in clear (Zinc) or green (Copper)


Shipping & Returns

National Standard Delivery

Goods will not be delivered to a customer until payment for the order has been received in full. This will only be following confirmation by our bank that payment in full has been accepted. For credit card and direct credit payment, this is generally within 24 hours of order acceptance.

Once dispatched you should receive your order within 5 working days (excluding weekends and public holidays). Rural deliveries may take an extra 1-2 working days. Visit our Delivery page for more information.


Ceracell reserves the right to assess the condition and age of returned goods prior to providing a repair, exchange or refund. This may result in a repair, exchange or refund being refused.
We will meet our obligations under the Consumer Guarantees Act.

Returns must be within 30 days of purchase. No returns or refunds will be considered after 30 days from the date of invoice. Goods must be unused, in original undamaged condition and packaging. All refunds will be provided back in the original tender. Debit/credit card refunds must be processed back onto the original card. Visit our Returns page for more information.

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