Saturday, April 25, 2009

I wish I could put them on the roof

Bought the bee boxes and applied the first coat of paint. I wish it were a tanner tan so as to better blend in with hillside and avoid causing undue alarm, but this is what looked like camouflage at the paint store:

I have quite an eye.

Now we have to situate the hives and while our hill is fairly rangy and wild, it's not all that well screened from the street. I don't want anxious passerby stopping to point. I don't want us to become the freaky people who keep bees and chickens. And you know what? That's exactly what's going to happen unless I plant a whole lot of shrubs and vines, like, tomorrow.


  1. is fresh paint okay for the bees, won't kill em? i ask this because when i built my bat motel i learned to be careful not to have anything toxic..

  2. I worried about this too, but they told me that as long as the paint was dry it would be okay. Plus, the paint is only on the outside. We shall see. If the bees all die I will blame paint.