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I have motivated them a bit when changing entrances around with cloake board etc., by smearing something repulsive to them around the old entrance you have blocked. They are homing on the scent of their original entrance. I have used Vics Vapor Rub, and an arthritis rub that is strong of methyl salicilate (wintergreen). That makes them give up on the old location quite quickly. I am sure the bees hate me at times; surprised I dont get more stings than I do!
 

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When I was making a flyback split this past weekend, I accidentally moved the shim with the upper entrance to the split, instead of leaving it on the parent hive. Did not take long to notice a large cluster of foragers on the parent hive where the entrance used to be. I quickly swaped it back and all was good.
I think the bees switch from VFR to scent homing for the final!

I found the stinky stuff really good to smear around the rear upper entrance on a Snelgrove board to move them to using the front lower one.
 
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