We’ve had a lot of wet weather down in NSW Northern Tablelands where I am and my Flow Hive has been outside. I have organised to pick up a nucleus next weekend so went to check my Flow Hive to make sure all was good and there is a lot of mould on the inside of the roof (pictured) and also inside the brood box (also pictured). None on the super as I didn’t put that outside.
I painted the outside of the HIVE with one coat of undercoat and then 2 x coats of outdoor paint but read online that you shouldn’t paint the inside of the hive. Should I have painted the inside to prevent mould growing? Any other suggestions how I can get rid of this mould and prevent it in future?