For those that use polystyrene hives (ours are Bee Box/Paradise) how do you over winter? I’ve read some posts suggesting leaving the bottom screen wide open for ventilation. If the hives are on the ground the open venting may be fine but on a open stand, off the ground it seems like too much...
Opinions on wether to add Insulation under the roof-wrap some around the hive-the bottom-and basically anywhere.
Central PA USA. Dec Jan Feb average Temps 0 to -10 to 20F. Lasts for 8 weeks or more.