Two questions for the experts:
1. On a tour of Charleston SC, the guide told us that they paint their porch ceilings sky blue to keep the bees away. I've just painted a new hive the same color of sky blue. Will this bee a bee turn off?
2. In the newest addition of Bee Culture, the author speaks of making a split and then moving the new colony away so the foragers don't return to the first hive. I was planning on making a split but since I have limited space, putting the new ( sky blue) hive on the bench next to the first one. Will this work or be a disaster waiting to happen?