Is ventilation necessary when using a candy board? Is condensation a problem if you have a candy board on the hive? If ventilation is needed, how does one go about providing it? One of the old bee guys in our bee club suggested putting candy boards on "just in case". I checked my hive yesterday and they seemed to still be in the bottom brood box and had plenty of honey capped frames above them for now. The temperature was in the high 40's here. I went into winter with one hive and would hate to open the hive in the spring and find it dead.