The weather cooperated this weekend and I finally was able to finish painting the bee hives. A few weeks ago we were at Lowes and they had a couple of gallons of Deck paint on their clearance rack for $5 a gallon. With an original price of $28 I couldn't pass that up. One gallon was grey and one was a green/blue color. Two coats later an the hives are off gassing for the next two months before the bees arrive.