I need to paint my barns and I recently picked up two 5 gallon buckets of Valspar that usually run about $125 each for $35 each. One was blue and one was off-white. I think I'll have a couple of striped barns when all is said and done.Halfapint wrote:Anianna how are the hives? I just saw the last update about the "oops paint" great tip for those of us who paint our hives.... I wonder how much gray they get returned that's our favorite color for our hives. hahaha
Hubby has been complaining that our one hive that survived the winter isn't doing much of anything in the honey super. He has been feeding the two new hives constantly.
I have been reading on the school of thought that moveable comb hives, particularly the Longsworth, have led to the decline of the bees over time because we are meddling too much with them. I'm thinking of starting a hive next year based on this philosophy and just leave it alone except once per year to observe the results. I think it would be better to have several hives like that to preform a better experiment, but I'll have to start with just the one due to finances. I will still use a Longsworth hive with the same pest control measures we currently use. The only difference will be how frequently and how they are meddled with.