Day two of my new adventure...got some questions:
Is it normal for there to be a large (100-ish bees) cluster on the outside/bottom of the screened bottom board?
Nights are still pretty chilly here (~40) - should I slide in the plastic insert under the screened bottom board?
Still getting over my nerves. How much smoke is too much smoke when working the hives?
My hive stand is level, but the boxes don't appear to be. Maybe off by 1/8 to 1/4 inch side-to-side. How worried about this should I be?