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  1. #1
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    Mar 2012
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    Strasburg, Pa, USA
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    Default Painting hives ???

    I know the post talk about painting hives with an exterior paint, but is it possibale to paint them with an interior paint?

  2. #2
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    Washington County, Maine
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    Default Re: Painting hives ???

    Sure you CAN paint them with interior paint, but you wouldn't WANT to. Interior paint is not designed to stand up to the elements that a bee hive will be exposed to.
    Master Beekeeper (EAS) and Master Gardener (U Maine CE) www.beeberrywoods.com

  3. #3
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    Dec 2011
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    New Zealand
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    Default Re: Painting hives ???

    I use interior or exterior paint but I do paraffin wax dip them before painting, which helps to suck the paint into the wood (due to the high temp of the wax).

  4. #4
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    OKC, OK USA
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    Default Re: Painting hives ???

    Yea painting them with interior would be a waste of time in my opinion, just head over to lowes and get some OOPS paint for 5 bucks a gallon and paint away....that is what I do anyhow.
    Mike Forbes
    Red Dirt Apiaries

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