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  1. #61
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    Those pink ones are soooooooo cute!
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    If my wife got involved they'd all be pink However yours look pretty good in Pink!
    Bee Happy!

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    Thank you CharlieB, and Comper100.... I think they look pretty good too.....

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    Well Seasons Greetings to EVERYONE

    Here's how the painting on my other hive is coming along:}

    I like dat me!






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    Lids are red, shallow supers red, med supers blue with stars, deeps are white.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by gmcharlie View Post
    Lids are red, shallow supers red, med supers blue with stars, deeps are white.......
    Groovy, pictures please:}

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    I really wanted to go with a nice wood stain and clear coat sealant like LDS prepper did here.



    however, it looks like I wont be able to do that without a lot of added work and expense and still only have it last a year or two (it sounds like the rain isn't an issue, it's the sun). I may just end up trying to find a nice color deck stain. That sounds like it's good for several years.

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    Yeah my boxes are stained in Outdoor furniture stain, early days but we will see how its resists 45 Deg C sun all day
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    Hunter green barn red, soft yellow and white.... like the Red and green though.

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    There is a very good bee breeder/scientist up here. He paints all of his hives green, and spray paints the front of the bottom boards and entrance reducers different colours to help orient the bees (he also does not keep them in rows). Why you might ask? They are camouflaged from less then honest other beekeepers. not a bad idea considering the amount of beehive theft seemed to raise with the amount of deadouts here in Ontario.

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    White is best in the hot summers and black plastic is a good wrap for both a wind break and to help raise the temp in the box a few degrees.

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    Here in the South. Id say white or any lighter pastel or easer colors. Something light that wont draw more heat..... 98 degress in may or june with a heat index 105 and up is hottttt!

    I myself am going with white.

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    Quote Originally Posted by labradorfarms View Post
    Here in the South. Id say white or any lighter pastel or easer colors. Something light that wont draw more heat..... 98 degress in may or june with a heat index 105 and up is hottttt!

    I myself am going with white.
    I heard dat:}

    I'm going 50/50 White and Honeybee Yellow:} On all my hives..and traps excluding my purple and gold LSU eye of the Tiger Hive Stand LOL




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    Why limit yourself to just solid colors? I like to do theme paint jobs on my hives (granted I don't have very many, so I can actually spend a couple days painting each one separately).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edymnion View Post
    Why limit yourself to just solid colors? I like to do theme paint jobs on my hives (granted I don't have very many, so I can actually spend a couple days painting each one separately).

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    Thanks for sharing:}

    I like dat me~

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snookie View Post
    ... Oh do I need to paint the top/side up of my actual top bars?
    I didn't. They would stick together. My lid provides protection for them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Edymnion View Post
    Why limit yourself to just solid colors? I like to do theme paint jobs on my hives (granted I don't have very many, so I can actually spend a couple days painting each one separately).

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    You totally stole my idea of a tardis hive! Ok well im finished yet so I am stealing your idea!

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    Quote Originally Posted by odfrank View Post
    Very observant, but under that ball of bees is branded the owners name. In my generosity I help beginners build their boxes with my special touches.
    Sure, and I suppose these aren't yours either although they're in your truck.

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    I use thompsons water seal on my hives. No paint. All you need is a pump sprayer. It can even be done in the warm weather with bees in the boxes. I prefer doing that late in the evening after bees are done flying. Just block up entrances til morning, and then remove.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie B View Post
    Sure, and I suppose these aren't yours either although they're in your truck.
    They collected honey like mad. Click picture for video.


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