Not going for a thread derail,,,
Mike, I built a few langstroth hives in preparation for spring and some bee packages.
The design I used was from a USDA plan that I modified a bit to fit the peirco frames I had.
The hive has a bottom entrance, but the plans had no landing board so I did not include one. I've been a bit worried about it after hearing other beeks talk, but I kept thinking about wild hives not having landing boards either.
So, if nothing else happens, the lack of a landing board is not going to kill my hive?