Re: painting hives
A question asked at Michael's seminar last week was about the bees chewing inside the box with new colonies, and it is thought that the chewing is instinctive as bees in the wild chew on trees to remove soft wood in their new homes.
Hope I repeated that correctly.
I wonder if copper naphthanate is the ingredient in Eco wood preserve. I'm slowly painting all the boxes I first only treated exterior with Eco, for the extra protection. Only outsides for me.
Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones. Prvb 16:24
March 2010; +/- 30 hives, TF