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Bee box color

blue latex paintThe guy we bought the bee hive supplies from had some good advice about painting bee boxes.

He recommends the big box stores of Lowes and Home Depot because they usually have a few cans of mixed latex paint that didn't quite turn out to be the right shade of a color they were going for. These cans are a fraction of what they usually charge.

Most people paint their boxes white, but he points out how they stand out from a distance, and a more appropriate color might discourage the random bee box thief. Luckily we don't have that problem here due to being tucked so far back in the woods.

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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