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Old 01-12-2007, 09:34 PM
Clarence Clarence is offline
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Default bee hive stain or paint

can anyone recomend a stain for beehives. last year I painted my hives, but this year I am putting in 3 more. I would like to just stain the hive. I figure one coat of stain is as good as or at lest faster then 3 coats of paint. the base coat and the two coats of paint.

I can I just use any old outdoor stain or does it have to be someting special so as not to effect the bees.

thanks all.
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Old 01-14-2007, 05:15 PM
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Default Re: bee hive stain or paint


I havn't been happy with most stains, preservatives and paints.......I like to use porch and deck's tough stuff...tough enough to walk forms a strong protective shell and lasts a long time.

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