I hived two new packages on April 17th side by side. I used a screened bottom board on one and a solid bottom on the other. I have noticed that the hive with the solid bottom is way ahead of the screened. It is doing fine, just behind.
Is it possible that because of the cool spring nights it takes the screened hive a little longer to get going in the morning?
Will the screened hive catch up in the summer because it will stay cooler?