I live in Alabama and have a few more beetles than I want in my hive. I have solid bottom boards on now but was thinking of doing the Freeman style bottom board with the oil tray and do powder sugar to knock them down. Since I am in my 1st year doing this is there any problems I could encounter? Its is in the low 80's and 50's at night here now. Do you have to overwinter bees with solid bottoms here in the south?
Thanks for anyones advice,