Re: Stopping Moisture
Sorry guys and gals, I can't help but chuckle a little when I hear ya'll discussing the use of quilt boxes IN GEORGIA! We got nearly an inch of rain yesterday and the apiary is a soggy mess. Every single one of my hives was bone dry inside today. I believe that ventilation is important along with keeping the water out in the first place. Hives are tipped forward by using a strip of 1x in the back, SBB w/insert, tele tops w/inner covers. 10 frame hives have a styrofoam feeder on top, nucs do not. No additional insulation yet because I have been too lazy to cut up the sheet I bought at Lowe's.
Thankfully, the bees are smarter than I am. They are doing well, in spite of my efforts to help them.