Re: Beehavior with SBB
They are sensing the queen pheromone through the screen & haven't figured out where the front entrance is yet. I'd slide a piece of corrugated plastic, like used with a sticky board, in wherever your bottom board allows. That should block the pheromone. You can probably let them figure it out from there or you can gently knock them off onto a piece of cardboard or something & dump them into the entrance. You can then later remove whatever you used to block the scent. They may fly when you knock them off & find the entrance on their own.
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