"Camoflage" hive bodies, ideas?
Although I live in an area that seems friendly to the bees, with supportive neighbors, I assume that with more people spending time at home, and the potential for less-accepting neighbors to move in closer at any time, it may be beneficial to start using hives that are even more "un-noticable" than my current cedar-looking pine wood ones. Ideally I was thinking about just covering the outside of the supers (each done separately) with a layer of glued-on Mossy Oak or other camo fabric, but I am concerned about the potentially-unhealthy glue or fabric being eaten away by curious bees that might be less-than thrilled with it. I could always paint each of them by hand, but I'm not really a great painter either unfortunately, and the time could probably be best spent doing management activities instead. Has anybody tried such an idea? Considering all the new folks that might be thinking about food security going forward, I think that if I put out some "remote hives" I might feel better if they didn't stand out like a sore thumb. Maybe cover each with fabric and then go over with a UV-resistant and bee-resistant sealer before use? Fabric that fades out in a single season seems mostly pointless lol. Thanks for any ideas!
USDA 6a, 8 frame equipment