New beek here! Have one hive, from a package of Russian hybrids obtained about 6 weeks ago.
Ok, so it is about 90-95 degrees outside, no significant rain in about 1 week, western PA, USA.
My bees are NOT making a beard outside the hive. They are fanning and buzzing inside quite a bit. I recently added a second brood box, as they were filling up the first. I have put out extra water next to the hive, and am still feeding sugar water.
Even though most people say the hive is not likely to overheat, I am concerned about them getting too hot. Can I remove that white plastic bottom from the flow hive? I think it will allow better airflow. I just did a mite check on the board 2 days ago, and no significant issues were noted. What is that board for anyway, other than a mite check?