In the spirit of ‘5 replies and 10 opinions’ from this wonderful community, I release this thought into the wild:
*Location: Canberra, Australia.
The Flow Hive Base Board (FHBB) comes with two levels of rebates or ‘slider slots’ underneath the Screened Bottom Board (SBB).
After reading the aforementioned varied opinions on SBB’s I am thinking of making up a custom metal tray of a nominal 5mm depth or so that slides easily into the top slot. This tray will still ‘seal’ the bottom of the Hive from excessive ventilation. The tray will then have a layer of Diatomaceous Earth in it to assist with Small Hive Beatle control. Swapping/Cleaning this tray will be easily accomplished.
The lower slots will then be reinforced with 10 mm 90 degree angle aluminium level with the bottom of the slots. Into this bottom level I will then slide a toughened glass pane. Come Flow Frame harvest time - slide the glass out and there’s my shelf for the jars.
Apologies if this has been posted or already done elsewhere.
Discuss…grin…and thank you.