According to Shelly Felder, owner of the Honey Hole, our bees may get here a little earlier than expected. We are uncertain of the date, but we all need to be ready. This means you need to make painting your hive a priority. I suggest using a high grade latex paint (2 coats) as your base. White is the traditional base color, but I have also used brillant Yellow and a light shade of purple and green for the supers (upper boxes of the hive).
Please refer to the Part I Setting Up and Establishing Your Hive tab for more information on painting your hive.