Since 2016 HIRAM supplies Weymouth pine, which is used inter alia for the manufacturing of beehives.
In 1605 the Weymouth pine (Pinus strobus), also called white pine or soft pine, was brought from North America to Europe by George Weymouth. In the 18th century lord Weymouth planted it in England the first time as forestry.
The heartwood of the Weymouth pine has a cream colour, the sapwood is nearly white. With a bulk density of 0.4 g/cm3 average by a wood moisture content of 12 to 15 % the wood is very light. It also has very good insulation properties. Therefore it is gladly used for beehives. Because of the short length of the wood fibres the wood is good workable, without purchasing splinters. The shrinkage is low and it is easy to dry.
In addition the wood of the Weymouth pine is also used for furniture, floors or for the manufacturing of toys.