I am just getting involved in beekeeping. Woodworking is a great hobby for me so I am marring the two.

Should I paint the insides of the hives? Putting white barn paint on the outsides.

Should I caulk the inside seams of the hives, if so with what? Silicone, wook puddy etc. I dovetailed them together with my dovetail jig and they are rather tight; however, I understand that the tighter they are the less the bees have to work to glue them up.

I followed the plans on this site and have tried hard to hold tight to the measurements so that I have the right bee space.

Thanks, wasnt sure if this was a 101 question or equipment question...