I've got an idea to help relieve the heat for my hive in a Texas summer. Tell me what yall think of it. Let me know if there's any dangers or Precautions I should take beforehand.
I have a top feeder on my hive, but not the type with floating wooden slats.This one is caged around the entrance with screen the allow them to walk up without escaping when I open the hive and for them to hold on to when drinking. It's probably not the best design out there because they have to hold on upside down and it slants the opposite way they'd prefer it to. ANYWAYS, my idea is to put a frozen sealed water bottle in their feeding tanks to cool the liquid, and to actually dissipate the cooling action down into the hive. It'd be kind of like cool piping in the roof of the hive.