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Thanks guys :)

I just went up to check on them, and spent an hour there observing. I did slide the insert in under the screen bottom. They aren’t moving around a lot outside of the hive. But between 9 and 10 am, here in Seattle its 55 degrees and overcast, some darker clouds look like they could open up and rain.

I’ve not checked on them this early before, so this could be their usual morning behavior. But I’ve read so much, and gotten so worried and felt awful if they had gotten too chilled. Especially with so many of the babies still developing.

I’m picking up a nuc tonight, and they will be installed right away. I wont be checking on the “cold” hive for another week, so, just fingers crossed for now.
 

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I use a screened bottom board over a solid bottom board all year. Under the screen is a slot for my inspection board. So I'm not using it as ventilation per se but more as a tool to look at hive trash/varroa drop. Just thought I'd mention it just in case you're considering removing it all together.
That's what I'd originally used that white slider board for; to check for mites after the OA dribble treatment. Never occurred to me it would chill them if I took it out permanently .. hopefully, the eggs and larvae survive and can warm up today.

I will have to modify the boards underneath to do what you are doing - but it makes sense. I've already had to modify the metal entrance reducers, which are made for a 10 frame.. and of course, I have 8 frame! haha..

I'm learning.. :)
 

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AR Beekeeper and JWPalmer,

I really appreciate hearing your replies �� It’s been a lot of learning and reading for months before I ever got them. It’s nice to know I didn’t mess up too badly.. !
 
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