What color do ya'll paint your hives? I believe white is the traditional color, that's what mine are. I've reading a book by A. I. Root a retired bee keeper lent me, he claims that if you paint a hive a dark color, say brown, the bees actually produced more honey, anyone have any experience with this? Also, I read that if you have more then two hives within two feet of each other, the front of them need to be painted different colors, to help the bees detect which they belong too. I guess it makes sense but I'd just never heard that before. Anyway I'm interested in hearing what colors your hives are.