I’ve been thinking on adding some insulation in the flow hive roof space.
My winters go down to low single digit centigrade and summers as high as 40c and above. Windy all year round often 40km/hr up to 70km/hr recorded on my weather station.
My hive used to be in the shade but now it will be in full sun most of the day.
I have some aluminum foil bubble wrap that I am going to staple under the shingles.
I am also putting some 30mm cork tiles on top of the inner cover.
My question is should I block the round feeding hole of the cover? I read somewhere that hole helps excessive moisture get out from the center of the hive where most bees are. Or is it wise to put the cork on some feet so I won’t block the hole?
Should I also use a hive mat on top of the flow frames?
Last question, should this insulation be kept in place all year round?