I didn’t want to hijack adamants dead out thread, but I was curious about the state of your current foam design. So I thought I would start a new thread.
Derekm, your hive looks it belongs in my kitchen. :) Almost looks like stainless steel from a distance, doesn’t it. It's a nice looking hive indeed; kind of looks like a modern piece of art. It’s nice to have somebody so focused on the engineering/physics of a hive interacting with us. X:X
What are you facing the inside surface with these days to keep the bees from chewing it? It looks like your polyurethane sheets are foil faced. Is that on both sides? I don’t believe we have that brand here in the Midwest USA.
Are you still using your baffled vent box on the bottom? I liked that idea, but it just seemed like too much work for me, so I just went the lazy route and made all air exchanges through the bottom entrance in my latest nuc design.
How about glue? Are you using polyurethane glue or something else?
That looks like about 50mm thick foam from here?