There seems to be alot of opinions on sbb and the advantages seem to make their application worth it.
I live near Ottawa, Ontario so our winters are normally cold. I'm new to beekeeping this season and presently use a standard bottom board. Next spring I will make the switch, but will simply place my sbb ontop of my existing bottom board (I think you simply turn it around) ... doing it this way will allow me to use sticky boards to monitor/capture mites. Does this make sense? I realize I likely won't get the full potential of the sbb in terms of much better ventilation ... but it will be better. My hives are sitting on cinder blocks which are sitting on a palette, so they are already a good foot off the ground.
Anyways, if anyone has experience with sbb I'd love to hear about it.