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oil-based paint

  1. Beekeeping 101
    When painting the hive, is using a white latex-based exterior primer okay? There wouldn't be any overcoat.
  2. Equipment/Hardware
    My husband painted my hives with oil-based primer. After waiting a week I put one of these supers on top of the hive, above a queen excluder, and no bees in it after two weeks. The rest of the hive looks the same, except I think I'm seeing fewer bees coming and going, not sure about that though...
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