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Newly-painted hives eager for spring

Over the Rainbow

This is just to inspire you. When I saw this picture, I wanted to run right outside and mess with bees. These gorgeous newly-painted hives belong to Rick Cheverton in Knoxville, Tennessee. Looks like fun, right? Now I’m really eager for spring!

Brightly-colored, newly-painted hives eager for spring. Hive and photo © Rick Cheverton.

Brightly-colored, newly-painted hives eager for spring. Hives and photo © Rick Cheverton.


  • These look like they are new boxes, so my guess is that once there are bees in them, new paint is a no-go. I guess it will only be charcoal drawings on mine!!

  • I also say “mess with bees”. I’m always explaining that I need to mess with bees today, or I messed with my bees yesterday.
    Unfortunately we are still stuck with below freezing temperatures. NO messing with bees any time soon. Whimper whimper.

  • I love the colors on these boxes but my hives are fully occupied. Looks like new hives to me. We’ve survived that most recent polar vortex here in Eastern PA and hoping to get thru the next 8 weeks!

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