Ok, winter's here, it really kicked in . from temperatures as high as 20 C, to only 5 C in the afternoon, in less than 2 days.
bees are ready for winter and are in cluster. now, i want to know what insulation should i put in.
a short desription of my situation. Here as i've said a few times before, we keep in AÅ½ hives, one lower entrance, hive is accesed from the back (the whole back side opens), the hive has two compartments, bees are only in the lower during the winter the upper one is closed, blocked. anyway, most beeks use some sort of rubber foam, two inches thick, to close the back side, while the doors remain opened, just so the moist doesn't stay in the hive. many years ago they used hay.
anyway, i've rearanged the hive in a way, so the bees have lower and upper entrance, since all beeks here advise this for winter, plus i talked to Trot a lot about it. now, what i want to know is, would styro-foam be OK to insulate the back side? since the moist can go out in the front upper entrance?.
i hope you can picture my situation, if you can't look at my gallerie for help, otherwise just say you don't get it, i'll try to describe it better.
PS.: Trot, i've sent you 2 PMs, i opened this topic since i didn't get your reply, if you see this please reply me, you are the most aware of my situation.
thanks to all