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Do I paint my Cedar Flow hive while it's assmembled or dissambled? & What paint/oil should I be using please help. Newbie. TIA :)

Oh, as for the roof, I used aluminium flashing the first year during winter… Then decided to purchase a standard flat roof with a galvanised cover and vent holes and use it all year because it was easier. Didn’t look as pretty but it is more functional in my opinion

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@Ria I totally agree about a flat migratory roof with a vent at each end. The vents make a better air flow for a cooler hive in Summer and Ria doesn’t really have a cold Winter so I very much doubt the bees will wax up the vents. I think the extra ventilation will make the hive drier and reduce the risk of chalk brood and mold inside the hive
Cheers

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