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Prepping the (new) Hive

By now you know that the responsible beekeeper preps a new hive before installing his/her queens and setting the hive up in the elements. This past weekend Cam did exactly that, painting the cypress wood with a coat of white exterior paint (never on the inside of the hive) to protect the wood from the elements and help reflect heat on the warmest of summer days.

Photo credit: Gillian Bostock (link: http://www.gillianbostock.com)

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