Painting top bar hive

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  1. BeepsBees

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    I am in Florida. We have some rainy seasons. What do you recommend I paint my top bar hive with? I was going to use linseed oil, but now I'm reading it doesn't last very long. I'd like to paint it soon, but I need more input. What do you paint your hives with and how long does it last? Please keep in mind my location. Hot & humid. ImageUploadedByBeekeeping Forum1460878605.002437.jpg
     
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    I would paint it white, because of heat and use an outside paint for decks.

    ​Ken
     

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    Thank you ken :) that is better than linseed? Why do I see some many people using linseed oil? :) thanks again! I think that will be easier for me than linseed and wax :)
     
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    Silly question.. Do I paint it as is or sand it first?
     
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    It depends on how you want the finish to look on the hive for either way will work, just do not paint the inside for bees do not like paint, just natural wood.

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