- Sep 23, 2010
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- North London, West Essex and Surrey
- Hive Type
- Number of Hives
Agreed, but in practice a wood hive is sold with an OMF, a crownboard with feedholes and a ventilated roof. The novice beekeeper has no idea of the outcome of this disastrous combination and the supplier isn't going to tell them - supposing they knew - so in the real world roof ventilation equates to hive ventilation in the unquestioning minds of too many.do not know or understand that roof ventilation has nothing to do with hive ventilation - at least it should not.
To complicate matters for the beginner the purpose of the crownboard holes is not explained, and it takes a while to unlearn the retailed set-up, seal and insulate the crownboard and improve thermal efficiency.
Truth is that a genuine crownboard has no holes, but who is to tell the beginner? It takes an open mind and a few years to convince them that suppliers are more interested in selling the same-old than producing better beekeepers.