Hi all, So I'm still in the process of building my hives for next Spring. I've been painting all of the boxes on the outside with two coats of some left over deck stain I had around. Painting the boxes is easy, but I'm unsure about the other parts. Should I paint the outside edge of my queen excluders? They will be on and exposed to the elements quite a bit I would think. I wasn't planning on painting any part of the inner cover. For the screened bottom board should I paint the whole thing? top and bottom? My other question is: When assembling the frames I was using a 1 1/2" staple from my pneumatic stapler and on a few of the frames the staple ended up blowing out the inside of the side bar towards the inside of the frame a little bit. The foundation still goes in no problem, and I bent the protruding metal to be as flush as possible with the edge of the frame, but I worry this will cause issues later on, like they won't build comb around those areas. Since I glued the top and bottom bars down it's basically impossible to get those staples out now, so I'll have to order more frames if this is not going to work.