Beekeeping is a lot of work, or at least it can be. If you're thrifty like me you'll probably buy your boxes in parts and assemble them yourself. This is fairly uncomplicated but time consuming. So, have I decided to expand to three hives and have assembled some boxes to accommodate. Now I need to get them painted. I got up early this morning and got everything prepared, so when I'm actually ready to paint and have the time all I have to do is get the boxes painted.