Re: Superior Bee poly vs. Bee Box poly hives
I use the Beemax hive top feeders, same material as the hive bodies. It is a dense styrofoam like a well made foam cooler, but it is still just styrofoam and is easily dented with a hive tool. It needs to be painted to protect from UV radiation and the bees can chew through it at the seams between the boxes or lids. Don't know if the same holds true for all the poly hives or not. I plan on using ML double mating nucs next spring. They look to be about the same quality as the Betterbee product.
Thankfully, the bees are smarter than I am. They are doing well, in spite of my efforts to help them.