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My mentor told me to put #8 screen over the top entrance of my hives. The idea being that the bees (newer colony from a split this year) would only need to protect one entrance this way. Also he said Bee Moths like to enter from the top of the hive. When inspecting the hive, I found a bee moth resting upside down on the cover, between the cover and the screened inner cover. I didnt see any eggs, I looked everywhere (after killing the moth). Is this normal to see before a disaster (like the mothman? :cool:) or is it possible the screened inner cover saved an infestation?
 

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I've noticed they like to enter through a large opening from the top of that opening. Not necessarily from the "top entrance". But less entrances probably helps some, which is why I only have a top entrance (at least in theory until a corner rots out etc.). When a bottom board is on the 3/4" side you'll see the moths sneak around from the top, over the head of the guard bee...
 
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