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painting hive bodies

  1. Beekeeping 101
    Yesterday I went to the local Sherwin Williams to get some mistints. I mentioned that I was going to paint bee boxes. The guy told me the only type of exterior paint I should use was called “Emerald”. He asserted that all the other kinds were bad for bees. Is this true? Are there any kinds...
  2. Photo/Video Gallery
    Hi, all. I'd like to see pictures of hives that have stains or finish on them. I'm thinking about sticking with the natural-wood look on some of my new hive locations next Spring. I'm open to suggestions, but I'd like to see pictures and a description of what you used on your hives. Thanks!
  3. Bee Forum
    My husband is finishing up our top bar hive build. Most of the hive is made of maple plywood. What are your recommendations as far as sealing/painting? I like the look of natural wood, but am wondering if the linseed oil will take too much maintenance. I'm especially worried since we used...
  4. Beekeeping 101
    I would like to know whether it is advisable to paint the top and bottom edges of hive bodies or leave them natural wood. I have been using semi-gloss paint which tends to make them stick together. I figured it would be good to paint them to preserve the wood, but was wondering what the...
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