We are new bee keepers and have a question about the white bottom board and wax foundations.
We received our Nuc around 3 weeks ago. Everything is going well except the (4) empty frames we have put in with the bees wax foundations keep somewhat warping/melting and attaching to one another. We have replaced them three times now.
I need to mention that we are in south Texas.
I decided today that we need to remove the white bottom board thinking that is may be too warm in the hive. What exactly is the white bottom board for other than when it is really cold which is not an issue here in Texas. Will removing it cause us to have a problem or more of a problem with hive beetles or mites?
Can someone help me out. Should I keep the white board out and proceed? Do I need to purchase some plastic foundations on a RUSH or continue with the bees wax.