I’m not sure where to begin.
I’ve seen videos of painted hives, some coated in Wax and Paraffin, I want to protect the boxes but to be bee friendly.
Is there anything I should avoid?
Does the bee box from Flow come made of treated wood?
What is the wood - probably mentioned somewhere but I can’t remember
I saw one place treated the boxes with heated wax in a boiler?
Can you use creosote?
Do I paint it like a fence or whatever for out doors?
I was thinking to camouflage my hive in case it is placed in a field or orchard - concerned about the hive being nicked?
How do you protect your hives against marauders?
I want to protect my investment in all sense of the meaning
Any takers for ideas?