Does anyone know what it is about morning sun that gets the bees up and going? Is it warmth or light or both?
I’m considering painting a black strip above the hive entrance to maximise warming in the morning (I’m in Australia, so can’t paint the whole hive black due to the heat).
I’m also considering whether to make the bottom board out of clear acrylic sheet to get light into the bottom of the hive.
Any thoughts? Anyone played around with these kind of ideas?