Built new in April of this year. Never had bees. Roof is painted and sealed, legs are painted and sealed, the exterior has been finished in bees wax and orange oil. Interior unfinished, untreated birch wood. 3 available entrance holes, includes cork to control the entrances. This is currently pick up only as its rather large. All screws and bolt assembly for a long lasting hive. We really hoped to get bees this year and expand our sustainable life, but the economy has made our dreams go on hold!