Hi! After a long wait to get our nucleus, I have installed our bees in our first hive (Flow Hive Classic).
However…my husband painted the hive ages ago (external only). And we just noticed the base board is still the original raw timber - somehow it was overlooked when he was painting the brood box.
Can I oil it with bees in situ? Can I shut them in and use a natural oil? Help !
Don’t want to impact my bees but I would like to coat it before it goes grey/mouldy.
I’m in Sydney , New South Wales. Thank you for any responses!!