Very nice Do your girls cover up the inspection panel? I really want them to work but mine covered them up. Would love some tips. Out of interest where are the vents in the hive? My hives are currently doubled up pallet wood with aluminium separators (cut from old signs). I just use an oath but with a tropical lid and no 'honey super'. I lost a few this year, mostly because of the move and having to live where we did during the last stages of the house build I really should have spent more time locating hives properly, nobody to blame but myself. The hives that have been moved over to the new house I have made foam covers for because of the lack of shade, something I have t done before. So far so good but next summer will be the test. I have tried to get on ANBees before but couldn't figure the whole yahoo groups thing out. Need to go back for another look! If you are ever down this way come around for a beverage and tour (of a very immature system).