The importance of the retention of nest scent and heat (NestduftwÃ¤rmebindung) for bee health and productivity was discussed by Johann ThÃ¼r in his book Beekeeping: natural, simple and successful (1946) which also presents AbbÃ© Christ's (1739-1813) hive that is almost identical in concept to WarrÃ©'s.
Pretty much the same here, 106 today and suppose to be 109 tomorrow. Since the bees have to cool down the hive when it gets too hot, is it a good idea to pull hot 100+ air into a hive. Seems like when it's that hot, it would do more harm than good by pulling the air the bees have cooled out of the hive? But I'm still very new and may not be understanding completely. I have a vented shim below an empty super and so far they have even been bearding in these temps.Walt B said:MJ,
Since we've had 65 or so days above 100 (yesterday 107), seems to be something worthy of more investigation. Thanks.