Hi folks -
I received the final parts of my Flow Hive order last week so have built the full set - base / brood box / honey super / roof.
I’ve got a few questions, never having done this before.
Should I paint my cedar Flow Hive? I’ve seen varying recommendations online from using oil primer/exterior house paint to just oiling the boxes with Tung Oil. What should I do to best protect the boxes against rot, termites, mold, etc?
Should I put wax in my langstroth frames? If not, do I put anything in the frames at all as a guide? Totally unsure about this.
I am receiving a 3lb box of bees + queen in 3 weeks. No frames - just bees. It’s my understanding that you spray them with sugar water, place the queen box in the brood box somehow (kind of vague on details), and dump the bees into the hive?
Any tips you all could give would be most appreciated.