I would leave them bare wood. Cant say i have heard of singeing new equipment before. only heard of that used when you was afraid might of foul brood spores in used equipment. If you dont mind me askin what brought you the idea to singe them.
i got the name "kodiak" for two reasons:
1st, my last name is kubiak. So kubiak--kodiak kind of easy right!
2nd, I was a superintent on very large construction jobs for about 10 years and was very "bear" like with the other subs. Just kind of happened.
I think I will leave them bare wood. just makes sence not to have to do all of that extra work.
kodiak I agree go with the bare wood. All us on the forum love it when new members get active and ask this type of question even an old keep can learn from the new bees. I find your post interesting and educational keep up the good work. :thumbsup: