Painting Bee Hives

Discussion in 'Beekeeping' started by renee7, Apr 9, 2006.

  1. renee7

    renee7 Well-Known Member

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    I got my boxes all put together. 2 Hives and 5 supers. Today I gave them their first coat of paint, all on the outside of the boxes.

    But the directions for the bottom boards says to paint on all sides.

    I painted the first one all over. And then I got to thinking, I'll bet those bees won't like to crawl in on that paint. so I didn't paint the second bottom board, inside.

    Should I?
     
  2. bare

    bare Head Muderator

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    Paint your bottom board on all sides, but DON'T paint the interior of your hive bodies.
     

  3. Iddee

    Iddee Well-Known Member

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    What is this world coming to...I agree with Bare for once... :D

    Bottom boards all over, boxes on outside only.
     
  4. renee7

    renee7 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys. That's what i did, except that one board. Will finish it tomorrow.