hello, first time BK, have a full flow hive, installed nuc yesterday.
for now, i’m using the flow super as a feeder box with the roof on top.
configuration from bottom : SBB // brood box with frames // inner cover // empty flow box with top feeder inside sitting on corner of inner cover (not in hole) // roof.
the issue i’m having is my roof appears to be a larger width than the flow super thus bees are crawling up under the sides to get in and out. first time i noticed, i saw that they were entering/exiting on only one side, so i centered the roof and now they are doing it on both sides, although it’s a tighter fit to squeeze through.
shouldn’t the roof fit snugly on top? is there a reason why it wouldn’t?
i read the pros/cons of top entrances but this appears too much/too many gaps and would seem to invite of intruders of all kinds.
hope this is clear. any advice would be greatly appreciated.