My 2 deeps are stationed near a couple of fences in my side yard. This morning we had someone stain the fences. Late last night I had screened the entrances and moved the hives about 20 feet away. After he completed the stain I moved them back and opened them up.
I'm concerned that the lingering stain fumes may have a negative effect on the bees. While the cloud of fumes is long gone, the smell is still pretty strong. Will this have a negative impact on the bees or am I ok leaving them as-is?