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Screened vs. solid bottom boards

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Screened vs. solid bottom boards

I used solid bottom boards last year, but I’m planning to get a screened ones for this season, mostly for the extra mite control it adds, but also for the airflow. I plan on going back to solid boards for overwintering. Does anyone have recommendations on when it is warm enough to install the screened board without worrying about drafts taking out bees? For some context, the hives will be packages installed on drawn comb (the mites won the overwinter battle) in North Eastern Iowa. I asked in my local group as well, but I find this sub to have way too much knowledge to ignore. Thanks!

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