Tomorrow I have to pick up some paint for the new hive. When I took my beekeeping course they suggested we paint the hive with anything but white to not draw attention to it. I was thinking to be creative that the kids could help me paint it girly colors and they could draw flowers on it. My question is, if the bee suit is suppose to be white or light as to avoid causing aggression in the bees than why would the same not be true for the hive? Would my painting it different colors and letting the kids draw flowers on it cause any problems?