I have another query guys. It is bottom boards.
Screened vs solid, and to muddle things up, every one seems to refer to both as “SBB”.
Are screened, as supplied by Flow a bad idea if beetles are not a problem in that area? Are screened bottom boards, still considered as such when the plastic corflute slider is in place? Or will they be effectively a solid bottom board once they are sealed up?
I’ve been told to ditch mine, but then I have to tilt the hive to harvest. Are they really that bad to use here in the west? The only issue I had so far is some wax moth larvae feasting on the crap that accumulates in the bottom. Never gave them much thought as I assumed they doing me a favour cleaning the corflute and the bees seem to keep them out of the hive.