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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    Evansville, IN, USA
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    Greetings . . .

    I have NOT seen any "traffic" thru the notch of my inner-cover during entire season. My first thought was that the space between the inner-cover and top-cover was too small (notch up), so I turned the inner-cover over (notch down). I am sure the top-cover is pushed foward to provide proper bee-space between front of super and top-cover.


    What's wrong?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Mobile, Alabama
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    Nothing. The bees just don't want to use it.

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    Rob Koss

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    lewisberry, Pa, usa
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    Are you sure they know its there? Try sticking your finger in the hole and see if anyones home. I'm sure you can get a bee through that hole one way or another.

    Lately we have killed the topic of additonal holes in upper supers, etc. That could be a way to go. I really never notice alot of activity using the top entrance via the inner cover. ikeepbees was right, they do what they want.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    Nehawka, Nebraska USA
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    Bjorn has the simplest and most practicle method I've seen for getting them to use a top entrance. If you have a hole in every super and everytime you add one you plug the hole in the one below and open the one on the new one then they just keep using a top entrance that just moves up as the hive grows.

    It may be that most of them haven't realized it's there, but I'm sure some guard is there.

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