This year I had to rebuild new Flow Roofs because a white mold or growth developed in the roof and caused the wood to turn mushy and soft. So after talking to some bee friends they said the gabled roof is pretty but problematic in the South because of the high humidity.
I bought new roofs and assembled them. OMG the flow 2 roof went together fantastically so good job team! Well I decided to melt wax the inside the roof and drill some vent holes to see if ventilation might ad to the life of the roof.
I may have made a mess or a place for the bees to hang some comb or even make a place for the mysterious growing white stuff grow in the holes I drilled. Time will tell. I hope it works.
My bees Chewed the entrance wider and I didn’t notice it when I post de-winterized my hives and switched the bottom brood box to the top and visa versa. I now have 2 entrances. Lesson being switch the frames and not the whole box.
At any rate and ideas on making the Gabled roof more stable?