Painting Bee Hives
After assembling deep hive bodies, I painted them. I paint all my hives green because it is different than the standard white you see everywhere. I also think green helps the hives blend in better with their surroundings.
My paint process is to start with the best water based exterior latex primer and paint I can find. I use a coat of primer because primer is less expensive than paint. Then I apply two coats of flat green paint. I like to put my honey supers and other beekeeping equipment on cardboard as a kind of drop cloth. I let them dry overnight in the barn between coats.
Starting An Asparagus Bed
I wanted to start an asparagus bed last year, but with the preparations for chickens, I put it off. It reminds me of the best time to plan a fruit tree…twenty years ago. The second best time is today. Yesterday, I spoke with the folks at Daisy Farms in Michigan. I ordered 25 of their purple passion asparagus. I will plant it in the square foot garden bed I weeded the other day.
- Jig For Assembling Hive Bodies And Honey Supers
- Storing Honey Supers
- Grass Is A Weed In A Garden Bed
- Lessons Learned Gardening In 2011
- Homestead Updates For May 20, 2012
What color do you paint your hives? Do you grow asparagus? Let me know in the comments section below.