The screened bottom board (SBB) that came with my full hive kit has what seems like a 5 to 10 degree backwards tilt to it. Initially, I assumed the tilt was to help the hive drain collected water. But… after reading the forums and looking at the design, I am confident that is not the case. The slots for adding a solid floor to the SBB are below the tilted section and thus have 0 degrees of tilt resulting in no beneficial effect on drainage. And… it seems that Honeyflow recommends a backwards tilt while harvesting honey.
But… I don’t like my hive to be tilted. Every time I look at the hive, I think… “that hive looks a little off, like some inept person fell asleep during the ‘how to use a level’ lecture in shop class”. It bothers me. An internal battle is raging between tilting the hive as recommended versus ‘being a rebel and keeping it level’ (it rhymes).
I am going to let the hive tilt back unless you all convince me otherwise. Am I understanding everything correctly?