The first decent rain since installing my new hive .
I have a solid bottom board and have the hive leaning forward a bit.
( I have chocked up the back a little over a centimeter )
After the rain - I notice the debris ( little balls of what appear to be wax mostly ) that
has collected on the bottom is all wet right up to the back
of the hive - I'm assuming the wind was blowing the wrong way ....
I have no way of knowing how deep the water got - but I'm very worried my Apithor
beetle trap may have gotten wet, as it was wet around it .... I've taken it out
for now. ( it had maybe 5 beetles dead inside )
If it got wet inside does anyone know if the active in ingredients leach out and may be
on/around/in my bottom board ?
Do I fix this by leaning the hive even further forward - how much is the "Slightly"
I've read is required ?
Is this a common problem with this type of small beetle trap or just a failure of the
Any thoughts much appreciated.