I wouldn't do it...
I don't see much of a problem either. You could probably paint the whole inside, just let it air out a bit or rub with wax or propolis. When I first started beekeeping people said absolutely no paint inside the box!!!! I paint the corner seams from top to bottom to prevent rot, the frame rests. Also paint over knots or any funky areas.I don't see why not.
Not so much. Smooth boxes receive very little propolis on the inside. The coating is more or less to seal gaps and to prevent pests from hiding and laying eggs.me either.. bees paint the inside with wax and propolis then maintain it. I don't know of anything in a can that will do any better.
Do you scrape the insides of your boxes? How about the edges? Do you scrape the edges of your boxes hard enough to have paint chips in your wax? Something I have never noticed. I think folks are over thinking and worrying this topic.If the inside of the hive is painted, how would you be able to scrape the honey box interiour without getting paint chips in the wax scrapings?
absolutely, the inside of the boxes get scraped every time they hit the uncapper with a hive tool including the frame rests to remove the propolis. We dont paint the insides of our boxes because its not needed. To me a huge issue would be paint scrapings with the wax scrapings. As we all know, painted wood is good for a few years. Bring in a 10 year old box and scrape down the inside and your going to have lots of paint scraping in the honey.Do you scrape the insides of your boxes? How about the edges? Do you scrape the edges of your boxes hard enough to have paint chips in your wax? Something I have never noticed. I think folks are over thinking and worrying this topic.