Okay, if you knew me you’d know if have problems - but right now let’s only talk of two of my bee problems.
- Bug. I found a bug / roach? / beetle in my hive today. I think I’ve seen a relative before but never more than one at a time.
What is it? What should I do (if anything)?
Next, its been raining a bit this week.
B. Condensation. When I looked at my flow hive window it had lots of condensation and water droplets on it.
My hive entrance is fully open. I have the standard screened bottom board. I cut a one inch (2.5 cm) piece off the middle of a short side of the top cover. This gap is facing down. It has been like this from the start.
The girls had to stay inside due to rain yesterday and the temp dropped to 65 degrees F (18 degrees C). I did feel quite a warmth when I took the cover off.
Do I care about the moisture now? This could be an issue in the winter I guess. Also, won’t thus cause issues when making honey? (Also disappointed that there’s no nectar at all in flow frames. Boo hoo!