Paint for Natural Beekeeping Hives ‘Eco-friendly’ and ‘preservative’ is virtually an oxymoron. The very nature of biodegradability is rotting! So when it comes to beehives how do you get the most out of your wood? Whether to paint depends on the wood Hives (in the UK) are generally made from one of two soft woods:… Read more »
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Red Cedar is usually the first choice for beehives as, although it is a softwood, it has good preservative qualities and therefore lasts longer. It doesn’t need to be painted, in fact you can’t paint it even if you wanted to until it has weathered for at least a year.