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    Default Colors of Hive

    Hey Guys. Just curious - I have recently purchased my first beehive from an older gentleman who is not able to take care of his hives. Since then, my father-in-law became interested in building me another hive for my second batch of bees. He is a tremendous woodworker. Anyway, I have always assumed the traditional color to paint the outside is white because of it's soothing abilities on the bees and because it keeps them cooler during the summer. My question is this - would it be okay to paint one of the brooding chambers or supers a yellow or light green just to make the hive appear more attractive to any onlookers other than the bees? Any ideas? Thanks in advance!!

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    Default Re: Colors of Hive

    You can paint them any color you want, white is old fashion.
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    Default Re: Colors of Hive

    Light colors keep the hive cooler in the summer. Painting them light yellow or light green will be fine.

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    Mine are all light green because I got 5 gallons of light green paint for $20. It could have been worse, the could all be hot pink
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    Quote Originally Posted by rwurster View Post
    Mine are all light green because I got 5 gallons of light green paint for $20. It could have been worse, the could all be hot pink
    I'm sure your neighbors would have loved hot pink... (yes - sarcasm)

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    Go to your local Home Depot or Lowe's and check for "mis-mixed" gallons of exterior latex. Everytime I go in one I check to see if they have any. As long as it is not an extremely dark color, I live in Mississippi, I buy it for usually $5 per gallon. Any color will do, this year I've been getting yellows and greens.

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    Free paint is what its all about! You asked for pink? Wouldn't a semi load look nice going down the highway?
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    I'm sure your neighbors would have loved hot pink... (yes - sarcasm)

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    I have different size hives (unfortunately) ie 10 F , 8F both in full depth and 3/4 size plus some other other boxes. I have colour coded the boxes so I have instantly recognition of the type. The colours I choose was the one's I had (very scientific) but have used pastel colours.

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    Default Re: Colors of Hive

    My hives are all different colors and I've never had a problem with overheating..

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    Im really not that serious

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    Wow. Those girls have no excuse for drifting.
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