My husband painted my hives with oil-based primer. After waiting a week I put one of these supers on top of the hive, above a queen excluder, and no bees in it after two weeks. The rest of the hive looks the same, except I think I'm seeing fewer bees coming and going, not sure about that though. I hope not!
- Would the presence of this top super for two weeks have driven off any bees? Have I hurt anything by trying it?
- Do you think if I sanded the paint off the inside I could still use these supers?
I'm going to take that super off.
Any assistance is greatly appreciated!!