Hi every one,
Thank you for your responses.
I think I was being a little alarmist - so sorry.
Of course the ambient temperature is not a problem but an amount of ventilation seems to be required.
However I did invert the metal top cover to allow more ventilation and this seems to be the answer ( I had already put V small pieces of wood between the deeps and also the top. My babies seem to be OK with this.
BTW I am using a solid bottom board. And I am looking into using a slatted one as well. I suppose the problem of installing it will be quite awesome.
It is also interesting to note that my old bee man (as in, retired - as he could not do wine and bees) who came to see me ( Actually he was delivering to me some supplies) said on that day "don't go into the hives today" as there was thundery activity in the area. I have read the threads on thunder and bees. But I found it interesting as that days thunder was a long way away in the mountains and was in no way in my area. So much so that we never heard a thunder clap. But it was heavy and cloudy in the distance.
Thank you all for you input
Michael,Screened bottoms are very good for vent.I don't worry about my bees getting a little mean,i got good old girls to start with and they don't get very mean.
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