Steve, you will love this forum. You will also find that you are addicted to it. I know for surely that I am, it brings me excellent advice, a place to tell my stories, listen to the stories of other people. The most wonderful thing of all...it is a safe place to be. There is no ugly thoughts that are displayed here, simply wonderful people that are involved in beautiful pieces of life, bees, farms, animals, home grown food, and a myriad of other wonderful things. I am a rambler, you will soon find that out.
Your girls will love the vents, hot air rises, and if it is too hot, the vents will be like air conditioners for sure.
I know in my greenhouse, when I open the top vents, the rush of hot air that rises can be felt on my face, the temperature reduces by about 10 degrees in a few minutes, and even more as the moments pass. Picture the size of a colony box and how hot it must get....need say no more. Good that you are now paying so much attention to the future of your girls and their lives.
I live in southwestern B.C., about 45 km from the ocean. We are fairly warm in winter, always lots of rain and lots of sunshine too. I have heard it to be said that we live in a raiinforest, and I picture this as a jungle, but not so hot and humid. It is always beautiful and green, all year around. We have many deciduous trees. It is beautiful in spring to watch the brown branches turn into full deep foliage. Many places are similar with these deciduous trees, but of course, I am bias.
Curiosity reigns, what part of B.C. did you travel to? Our climate can change so much within just a few hundred kilometres.
We were in Kelowna, visiting our wonderful oldest daughter for the Easter weekend. She lives about 300 km away. Their area is dust now. They have little rain. That is how intense the climate can change in such a short distance away. I would not change my habitat for all the tea in China. What an old cliche, huh? Have a wonderful night, wonderful day, and best wishes of good health. Cindi