I just ordered my 1st hive (and 1st Flow Hive). Very excited. I’m in Texas, lots of heat, mild winter and mostly dry (2 hours west of Ft. Worth)
I’ve looked into how to protect the wood on my new Cedar Flow Hive until I’m fairly convinced I want to use Vermont Natural Coatings PolyWhey Exterior Penetrating Stain (in clear). I’ve seen a lot of people using this but haven’t discovered how often people are having to recoat it? Also, wondered if there is a sealer or any coating that has to go on top of this? I assume the hive has to be unoccupied to reseal it and so I wondered how people deal with that when the time comes?
If I decided I wanted to stencil or paint just an embellishment on it I wonder if I should do that under or over this product?
I also wondered about rub on transfers that you see on furniture these days. I know they are not for exterior use but wondered if I put them under this if they would last awhile. Something similar to these -