This is my first year, so forgive my off-season question. On our coast, freezes are few and far between. The biggest concern I have is the rain we get: we receive a considerable amount in winter. On our property, much of the area turns to "swamp"--several inches or so of water just about everywhere (the ducks are exceptionally happy about this).
What is the best way to protect the hive from all that water?
The hive is positioned on a "hill" on a 2' stand, but come winter, this spot will be surrounded by water. I have an all med. 10 frame setup--3 boxes on right now. I have a screened bottom board from Country Rubes and a ventilated inner cover underneath my telescoping cover from Mann Lake.
by the way, bees and ducks seems to get along happily.