Bee Friendly

Bee safety stains and paints in caring colours

Did you know that our wood stains and paints are safe to use with bees? 

 

Our water based, low odour and low VOC (Volatile Organic Compound) products are bee friendly. IMPORTANT – Do not use Wood Preserver Plus Plus as it contains an insecticide to prevent woodworm, that could damage your bees.


If you are a beekeeper and have a hive/s, you are part of a growing club as beekeeping is on the rise across the UK.  To date there are over 400K beekeepers.  You can find out more information at www.britishbee.org.uk

Bee safety paints in caring colours

One of our customers Gruff and his wife Angharad from insta account @gwenyngruffydd have over 100 hives at their honey farm in Carmathen.  They offer ‘adopt a hive’ sell award winning honey and even offer bee keeping training courses…. we know they are experts in their field.  So, when we heard Gruff talking about our Wood Stain and Protect, we were delighted.   

 

Watch Gruff talk about our products here on YouTube >

What colours to paint

Honeybees are not attracted by the colour of the hive, so think about your surroundings and what blends in or compliments. Protek Wood Stain and Protect and Royal Exterior are both suitable to paint wooden and polystyrene beehives, and there are plenty of colours to choose from.

 

Natural Colours To blend into its surroundings

If you have not got a hive but want to attract bees then take a look at your garden.  Ensure that you fill your garden (however big or small) with a variety of flowering plants that are rich in nectar and pollen.  This will ensure that you attract anyone of the 270 bee species in the UK.

 

Helpful Colours Paint different size boxes different colours.

Do’s and Don’ts

 

- Keeping bees requires small amounts of regular time.  Typically, ½ per week with the hive. Unlike other keeping other animals the bees look after themselves. 

 

- Bees can be kept anywhere from country orchards to urban gardens to balconies…..just make sure you tell the neighbours!

 

- You should start planning your hive in January. Get your equipment and order a colony ready for spring. 

 

- Paint only the outside of your hive, not the inside. 

Traditional Colours Most hives used to be white, and light colours are better in warmer climates where they can reflect the light.