Foam divider screen board
Going into the winter here I've been making these 1/2" foam (2, 1/4" thick)
divider boards for the 2 queen hive set up. It is good for both the 10 frame and
5 frame nuc boxes. The bees don't propolize the #8 window wire screen yet so I
think they like the warm air exchange during the cold long winter night. This way when
one side is heating up the other side gets to share the little extra heat they generated.
Whoever said that the bees don't warm up the air inside especially during the cold night time I don't believe it.
Remember that I do night inspection too. The solid divider boards do not allow for the warm air exchange like the
screened ones do. Oh, the duct tape and aluminum foil is a very good combination for this project.
#8 wire screen foam divider board:
Don't mix foreign bees into a virgin hive. She might get balled 100% of the time! When will you ever learn, huh?