Re: Is Acrylic paint okay to use?
I did not see where you bought an oil based primer to apply first. I tried the 2 in 1 paints for the first years but found that the paint on the primed hives is in better shape for the same age. I would also use a semi gloss or satin finish, flat looks dingey after a few years. Truth though is I will buy whatever exterior grade paint the big box stores have in the oops markdown section.
Thankfully, the bees are smarter than I am. They are doing well, in spite of my efforts to help them.