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    Harold Guest

    Default Observation hive question

    I would like to install an observation hive in my honey house.
    This would bee used for education For my neighborhood children,"and adults"
    My question is . Will bees use a top entrance or do i need a bottom
    entrance? I would like to have the bees landing platform up near the
    Top of my honey house as the bottom is next to a board fence.
    I have been reading some posts on top entrances. But i am not sure if these
    hives have both top and bottom year around,

    Harold

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    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Taylor County, Georgia, USA
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    713

    Default Re: Observation hive question

    Most hives in the wild use top entrances. Should work no problem.
    Try it. What could happen?

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    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Kingsville, OH
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    Default Re: Observation hive question

    I agree with JS, I was out today to look at a cut out in a home. The bees have 4 different entrances, of course it maybe two hives with two different entrances each. On of the hives is very high up.

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    Harold Guest

    Default Re: Observation hive question

    Thanks.
    I am going to go ahead and try it. will be fun to watch the neighborhood kids watch this.
    I have a lot of young ones here that are full of questions. I know they will enjoy seeing this.

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    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    Nehawka, Nebraska USA
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    Default Re: Observation hive question

    >Will bees use a top entrance or do i need a bottom
    entrance?

    It will make no difference to the bees.
    Michael Bush bushfarms.com/bees.htm "Everything works if you let it." ThePracticalBeekeeper.com 40y 200h 37yTF

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