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Trevs Bees - Building your own Langstroth Honey Bee box, Part 6. Painting the boxes. - YouTube


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That bucket is a neat idea for cleaning roller, gee the amount of time we have spend cleaning rollers and what seems like endless colour.

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Yes. Cleaning paint rollers and speed brushes are a real pain. Spinning helps a lot. Be careful you don't get sprayed. lol

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I paint them this way but they stick together & I have to use a blade to separate them. Do your boxes stick together ?

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In wet climates I'm beginning to think painting is a bit of a false economy as after only 2 seasons I've had a lot of mold inside the boxes and the front of the boxes swelling enough to cause a bee size gap between the boxes, I believe this is caused when the corners grow more than the middle. Since a wax dipper is out of the question i'm going to give the TanE boxes a go.

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It depends on how you build your boxes. Try using gorilla glue in the joints. Then the water does not get in and cause the swelling. TanE is an option however, are you just going to leave the boxes unpainted.

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