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Offline sandhya

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Re: color of hives
« Reply #40 on: May 02, 2007, 04:54:37 AM »
I get the free paint from my hazardous materials depo....most of it is from people who either order too much or order the wrong color. I got a real good beige Kelly Moore...heck of a deal...a free full gallon.
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Re: color of hives
« Reply #41 on: May 02, 2007, 10:51:19 AM »
Sandy, I honestly don't know if I would paint anything that is on the inside of the hives.  Your husband may be right about the gasses released from the wood, but I think that paint inside the hive might be worse.  I don't know for sure if paint inside does harm though.  I just know that I will not/do not paint inside the hive.  Have a beautiful day, great life, great health.  Cindi
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Re: color of hives
« Reply #42 on: May 02, 2007, 01:44:45 PM »
thats what I told him but he says latex paint dries and does not give off any fumes, even when it burns. and since the bee's do not necessarily touch the top of the telescoping cover...well, I guess I will see...if the bee's take off I can blame him right?
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Re: color of hives
« Reply #43 on: May 03, 2007, 12:26:35 AM »
I've got this one that is going to be visible from the next county. . .  :-D


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Re: color of hives
« Reply #44 on: May 03, 2007, 10:27:09 AM »
LET-CA, now ain't that a thing of beauty!!!!  What a lovely shade of orange, any specific reason that shade?  Orange is beautiful.  Have a beautiful day, great life, good health.  Cindi
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Re: color of hives
« Reply #45 on: May 03, 2007, 05:49:43 PM »
Three of mine are painted white and one I did not paint at all. I do believe that I am not going to paint any more. The hive that is not painted is looking much better than the painted ones.

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Re: color of hives
« Reply #46 on: May 03, 2007, 06:44:15 PM »
LET-CA, now ain't that a thing of beauty!!!!  What a lovely shade of orange, any specific reason that shade?  Orange is beautiful.  Have a beautiful day, great life, good health.  Cindi

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Re: color of hives
« Reply #47 on: May 03, 2007, 07:33:15 PM »
Just starting out. No paint for me. I like the natural look and think the bees do also.

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Re: color of hives
« Reply #48 on: May 03, 2007, 08:01:49 PM »

Are you sure its not Kubota orange?

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Re: color of hives
« Reply #49 on: May 04, 2007, 02:42:03 AM »
Needs black stripes.
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Re: color of hives
« Reply #50 on: May 15, 2007, 03:04:29 PM »
I use bull frog green, white, battle ship gray, desert sand, no dark and sometime none.
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