Hi fellow Aussie lovers of Bee's
I've just started my first hive - Installed my Packaged bees 10 days ago and counting :)
Everything is going great so far - comb is appearing on my frames like magic , bees coming and going, some
small hive beetles hitched a ride - but I'm helping my bees destroy the little pricks.
I bought my hive after a bit of web searching and ended up getting a technosetbee plastic bee hive.
I'm happy enough with it as it came mostly as shown etc.
I'm thinking of getting a second hive already and putting it at a close friends house - they
live adjoining the the ku-ring-gai wildflower garden here in Sydney, I'm hoping it would be
So again I have the opportunity to choose a new hive and since I have to post a hello
as a new member - I thought I'd also ask a question.
Some hives seem to have ventilation at the top - slits , or openings of some kind
and some do not ( the Standard wood hived seem to have a lid which seems designed
to keep heat in ) , I would have thought for hot Sydney Summers it would be a must
( or at least preferable ) to have a hive with some way of letting the heat out at the top..
So I assume I've missed the point or don't correctly understand how bees
regulate hive temperatures .. or all the web info I'm looking at is aimed for bee hives
in cooler climates ?
Any thoughts gratefully received...
ps - I'm having an absolute ball with my new hobby.