just getting started
I ordered a complete beginer beekeepers kit from one of the suppliers, assembled it, painted it, and have a nuc reserved.I was prepared to get my nuc this week.
Now an experienced beekeeper tells me that it is better to have a screened bottom board for two reasons, first, to help control varoa mite and second to help ventilate in the summer heat.
my question is should I just use the solid bottom board assembly that came with my kit, modify it with a screen, or order a screened bottom board?
is it ever advisable to change the bottom board setup after the colony is established in the hive?I am anxious to get this hive up and running asap, flowers wont wait.
thanks in advance.