OK, sound I am hearing that people are using O.A. to bleach their hives' frames. I really have to wonder this, and cannot wrap my head around this for even a moment. WHY? What on earth is the purpose of bleaching the frames? Is it for the human eye? To make the frames look nicer? I don't get it, would someone please enlighten me? I really need to know.
If it is for the purpose of making the frames look nicer, well, I would have to say, why bother. Wouldn't it be better for the frames to remain a darker colour within the colony? I think that darker colours retain more heat and every bit of heat that the bees can have in their hive helps them out (of course except in the hottest of hot summers in the hotter parts of the world).
Anyways, I am eager to hear some responses, because this bleaching makes absolutely no sense to me whatsover. I have been meaning to ask this question many times, but keep forgetting. Have a wonderful and beautiful day on this greatest of planets, Earth. Cindi