Re: Hive Paint
I'm completely confused. Are you trying to say that my bees spend so much time on my oil based painted hives and they're bringing in such substantial loads of paint dust that they are creating endangered colonies? Even with occasional rain, wind, etc? Are you also stating that my bee's somehow avoid other dust tainted surfaces in the area like the thousands of homes, barns, sheds, garages, decks, fences and porches that they fly by all day long? And that other potential pollutants don't exist in the dust that settles on the flowers, trees, grass, branches, cars, boats, vegetables and weeds? Also that for years and years and years, painted hives have produced such toxic dust that this condition finally contributed to the current weakened state of bees across the globe? And finally, are you stating that by simply replacing the exterior coating on the few square feet of surface on my hives, that my bees will somehow not have to worry about the rest of their environment regardless of its makeup? Certainly then, if that's what you mean, some peer reviewed and well known (and respected) studies will show this to be true and somehow, I've missed reading these.
Or, it's not a bad idea to use the suggested product but we don't know for sure if it broadly and with certainty supports the claims presented.
I'll stick with oil (and latex if I have to). I'm not immune to good ideas but I'm reasonably expectant of evidence.
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