Re: What are the best paint for a new hive?
People have lots of time and money just to paint hives..
While the bees don't really care.
OK, just kidding!
But seriously - the best paint is FREE, whatever color it may be.
Right now I got about 10 gallons of various paints and primers people just gave me for nothing (via CL and such).
Reuse, reduce, recycle.
Have the kids do art on your hives to their liking (see my avatar).
Former "smoker boy". Classic, square 12 frame Dadants >> Long hive/Short frame/chemical-free experimentations.