The temperature where I live is peaking in the low 80s F these days. In my area, during the hottest parts of the summer, peak temperatures will get up to 110 F. Even though it is only 80 degrees in the afternoon, the bees are already fanning the entrance.
My concern is that I have the entrance reduced too much. I have a metal entrance reducer that has 7 bee sized holes in it. The idea was to prevent mice from entering the hive and protect the hive from robbing at the same time. Now, I worry that in my area’s hot climate, my approach will not allow for enough airflow for the bees. I am thinking of switching to a screen type robbing preventer that will maximize entrance airflow while preventing robbing and protecting against mice. (I would probably reduce the entrance in the winter)
Can I get ya’lls opinion?