The resident "old guy" told me his hives were white because that's what his father had left over from painting his barn some 60+ years ago. Since that's how he grew up doing it, that's how he still does it.
Originally Posted by Calv
FWIW My own hives are a dark stain color to match the woodwork (deck/fence/shed) around my yard. Makes them less conspicuous in suburbia. The bees haven't mentioned it so I guess they don't mind.
For a moment the Goat pondered and then......BAP!
With a swift head butt he resolved the issue.