Building Plans for Bee Boxes

I have used copper napthenate and then painted the hive inside and out with water based paint, it was a bit of overkill but the bees didn’t care. If the bees don’t like it then they will cover with propolis anyway. My advice is to make your hives over winter to allow at least a month for the napthenate to cure. This treatment should see the hive outlast you.

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