Related to this topic that appeared to focus on the original Flow Hive, I have a Flow Hive 2 and we’ve had an incredibly unusually kinda terrifyingly wet summer. This has included everything from torrential downpours for hours to long drizzly gloomy days.
The problem is that with the Flow Hive 2 leveled as designed, rain will just pour in through the entrance. This became a serious problem as it would build up with debris in the catch tray and grow mold like crazy.
It finally warmed up enough for me to feel comfortable removing the tray so now rain that gets in the hive entrance will drain out, but I’d rather it not get into the hive in the first place. I feel like the Flow Hive 2’s design, being designed to be canted back 3 degrees all year long, makes it especially susceptible to this problem. I’ve tried building an eave to hang over the entrance and this has alleviated the problem a little bit. But I put the tray back in yesterday morning for 24 hours just to check mite drop and still had quite a bit of water in the tray when I removed it this morning.
What solutions have others tried to keep rain out of their FH2?