screened bottom questions
hi -- i'm a beginner beekeeper starting back up again after a 5 year hiatus. screened bottom boards were not something i was familiar with in the past. here are my questions:
when hiving new package bees, do i need to use a standard bottom board with the screened varroa trap?
or do i just leave the screen in place on it's own?
can i ever use just the screen without the stickyboard in place underneath or will the mites get back in? (hive is also on a hive stand)
is there ever reason for me to use a standard bottom board with the screened board (winter, etc)?
thanks for your help! please keep your answers basic!