Lovely! It's nice to know I'm not the only person who colors hives and names them accordingly.
LOL! You are definitely not alone. We TBH folks tend to do everything differently... including hives. :-)
I'm so inspired! This winter, we'll be making TBH (Tanzanian so I can put my L's frames in there). So we will have time to paint!
Also what kind of paint did you use? Or what kind should I use for outdoor wear and tear?
I used regular latex exterior paint to cover the body of the hives. However, all the details were added with exterior acrylic paints. I get them from a craft store, and on sale, they're about $1.50/bottle, making it cheap to add lots of colors. The color seems to last pretty well, too. Have fun building and painting your hives!
Nice hives. I found your site on the tf beekeeping forum. I'll be using a tbh for the first time this spring. Glad I found another tf beekeeper's website to read.
Awesome! How exciting to get your first tbh! Do you keep bees already? If you do, I'd love to hear how you compare TBHs with Langs.Also, if you have a list of fav TF websites, i hope you'll share. I'm always looking for more TF sites, too. :-)
(This might be a duplicate comment because I screwed up putting it in a minute ago)Yes, I am pretty stoked about trying tbh's out. I've only used langs so far. Been keeping honey bees (off and on) for about 5 years. Kept ant farms and wasps (and many other bugs) since I was little. My all time favorite TF sites are: parkerfarms.biz, bushfarms.com and letmbee.com. The TF Facebook group is great too. Much better than the typical bekeeping forums. ok take care. I'll check back soon.
Thank you for your comment! I can't wait to hear what you think!