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My Hives

"The Queens"

Austeja

 Hippolyte

Persephone

(Sorry, no photo yet -- she still needs paint)

Elsa



"The Princesses"

Peach

She does have a proper roof. Will have to update once her "crown" is on. :-)

Bubblegum


Buttercup




8 comments:

  1. Lovely! It's nice to know I'm not the only person who colors hives and names them accordingly.

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    1. LOL! You are definitely not alone. We TBH folks tend to do everything differently... including hives. :-)

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  2. 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!

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  3. Also what kind of paint did you use? Or what kind should I use for outdoor wear and tear?

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    1. 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!

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  4. 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.

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    1. 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. :-)

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  5. (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.

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Thank you for your comment! I can't wait to hear what you think!