I have searched through many archives from many websits and nowhere is the humidity levels (etc: 58%, 60% or even 90%) discused as being the ideal humidity level for optimum brood rearing. Is it comparable with the levels of a hen sitting on a clutch of eggs or does it play a crucial part of the brood process (egg, larva, pupa) or is it so varied from hour to hour or day to day that it has little or no effect.
Moisture has to play an important part of this cycle, not enough the larva dries out and become nonviable, too much and the risk of development can become impaired (slow development, deformation, risk of disease etc).
I am not talking about the temperature inside a hive, there has been much research published about its importance and the part it plays in the health of and it's effects on the bees.
Who among this distinguished forum has an answer and facts to make this discussion relative to the true known condition inside a hive. I hope that I am not asking or making any statements that offends anyone, I may have heard it somewhere before and now my Alzheimer's has kicked into high gear and I can't remember!
I know the Alzheimer's is getting worse, my wife sent me to the market yesterday with a list of things she needed and when I got to the store I could not find the list. So I picked up the things that I thought may be on the list....denture cream, a pound of cheese, ex lax, coffee, taters, a couple of onions, and two boxes of Twinkies. Thinking maybe I had everything covered I proceeded to the checkout where as I was placing my items on the checkout counter I continued to think I had forgotten something. Then as the young lady proceeded to Tallie up the total amount I pulled out my wallet to pay her I dropped it on the floor......when she leaned over to pick up my wallet .........I remembered as if someone flipped a light switch......two half gallons of milk and a pickup truck load of sliced bread!