My kids LOVE painting on the front of the supers, creating images that make the bee yard something like a "work of art." Frankly it helps my daughters "engage" in the hobby and I want to encourage their involvement as much as possible.
Good for you FrogPond! Anything to get the kids involved.
My Granddaughter is curious, but not brave enough yet.
My own personal experience with colors affecting bee behavoir
has to do with wearing colors that resemble animal fur???
On our most recent hive inspection, my son & I had to break
down the hive all the way to install a screened bottom board.
Every thing was going normally until I cracked the seal on the
very bottom brood box, when it popped, the guard bees came
out lookin' for trouble
The bees ignored me and flocked to my son,
about 10 bees landed on each of his gloves.
He got stung on the finger and had two more stingers in the gloves
Any guesses as to the color of his gloves?
They were dark BROWN cotton work gloves
No one seems to have anything bad to say about art work on
hive boxes so let'em paint to their hearts content. Don't limit
them to the fronts, let'm paint sides, backs and tops too!