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  1. #41
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Loganville, GA

    Default Re: Painting Hive Bodies

    0 problems with bees. No rotting.
    "Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts." Winston Churchill

  2. #42
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Syracuse, NY (upstate)

    Default Latex vs Oil based?

    Who uses exterior latex like I do vs oil based and why?

    I've always painted the top and bottom edges of my boxes but have struggled with them sticking together since I use exterior latex paint. I like the petroleum jelly idea.

  3. #43
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Venango/Crawford Pennsylvania

    Default Re: Painting Hive Bodies

    I don't paint the top or bottoms, but the sides I do... even in the 60's and
    70's I never did either. Barry paints everything, inside and out. All depends on you. One thing I ca note: If you paint the tops and bottom edges, give them a rub with steel wool or sand paper or set them on the ground to get a little dirt on them... that will stop the sticking together. Even after you wipe the dirt off the stickiness will be diluted.
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