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.