Installing two packages tomorrow and here are my last minute questions:
1. screened bottom board - should i leave it with just the screen in for ventilation or pop in the piece that catches the mites until the bees get use to their new home/new northern temperatures?
2. How long should the entrance reducer stay on?
3. I am feeding with a pail feeder. Should I place it directly on the tops bars with an empty super around it (seems like this would give bees better access to the pail) or should i place it on the inner cover and then an empty super so the bees dont have access to/build comb in the empty space of the 2nd super? With the top bar of a frame below the feeder using the inner cover it seems like access might be more limited for them to feed. Could the 2nd super around the feeder be stuffed with newspaper to fill the space if the inner cover isn't used...? Not sure if these photos will work...first time trying to post images:
Im sure these questions have been addressed here before but thanks for any advice on these!