Re: How to help them cool the hive?
Do not put ice water in the hive top feeder! I assume condensation would become an issue, although I guess you wouldn't have to worry about freezing. But you may have to worry about mold, mildew, etc.
Originally Posted by HunnyMunny
In addition, heat rises, so if anything, put ice water in a tray under the screen bottom board. But the simplest thing to do is to provide some shade. Again, let's think natural. When do bees have cold water in the hive?
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