I just sold my Flow Hive, but am setting up a new one in a new location. I will be doing some things differently from the lessons I learned.
In the old one, which was the original version on Indigogo, there were no vent holes in the lid.
I made up a frame with six 1" holes that I placed between the lid and the inner cover. It seemed like it worked well. I am in Perth with very hot summers and mild winters though it goes down 3 or 5 dec Celcius at night in winter occasionally. I left the ventilation frame all year round.
The new hive I bought (second hand but unused) seems to be a newer Flow 1 model, with the Flow logo drilled out for ventilation.
My question is, is my ventilation frame overkill? Will the ventilation holes in the new lid be sufficient, or maybe drill another hole on the other end?