Re: Weather proof bottom board
For me, making sure the hive is tilted slightly forward is an important point. I didn't think a lot about it until I switched from SBB back to solids. Hives that "looked" ok but had really settled a little in the wrong direction pooled water....usually in one of the back corners. This spring I adjusted all the hives as soon as the ground thawed out sufficiently. Even with rot resistant wood, pooled water will do damage over time.
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