I had trouble finding one locally, so ordered one from Mann Lake in the US after much discussion on here and a recommendation from @Dawn_SD (thanks). Hive inspection - advice please, Newtown, NSW, Australia
I have family travelling down under fairly regularly from LA and NY, so it arrived with my niece in her luggage along with a spare bottle of @AntCant
I stained/sealed the pine with Sikkens Cetol HLSE like the main hive body, but in a darker stain so the pine would somewhat match the Cedar hive body.
The next day, in 40 degree sunshine, almost no bearding. In cooler weather right after, I noticed the landing board was totally empty, but now the guards are back out front and others hanging out.
Still have the umbrella up on the crazy hot/sunny days just to be safe as the sun hits the brood box directly and assume that its crazy hot internally.