Our pre-assembled and painted Langstroth hive bodies will last for years. We carefully select our wood components to assure a good and true fit. We use Titebond III glue on all wood-wood joints since it is waterproof, non-toxic, solvent free and is FDA approved for indirect food contact. In addition, we staple the finger joiunts to provide a mechanical connection. Painted components receive one coat of primer and two coats of Hallman Lindsay Weatherguard mixed to our own color specification.