First year beekeeper - one hive, 2 deeps, 1 filled honey super in zone 5b. Question - how much ventilation is too much? Hive sits on a 18" stand, solid bottom board, mouse guard.
We put an empty super (over a queen excluder on top of honey super) filled w/straw inside of burlap wrap, covered by screened inner cover, then top outer cover (which is a peak shape), covered with aluminum. Hive faces south - nice full sun (when it's out) and installed windscreen around the fence where hive sits.
It snowed today, very cold - am wondering if I should replace the screened inner cover with a solid inner cover when it warms up a bit (predicted to this week). Would appreciate your advice!