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Got some new Nucs this spring. I put them all in the bottom except one I put in the top super which had a drilled opening. Its been a month and I'd say 80-90% of the traffic still uses that top drilled hole rather than the bottom opening. they will sit outside the hole till there is room for them to get in rather than go to the bottom opening. Is there an explanation for this?
 

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It's highly scented and it's what they know.
If you want to force them to use the bottom entrance, you can plug the drilled hole. but why bother?

Keeping both entrances open serves to help with ventilation during the hot summer. Besides, a newer generation may eventually choose to use the bottom entrance. As long as there are enough guard bees to repel invaders at both entrances, I wouldn't worry about it. In the wild, a hive's entrance hole(s) is very often at a location other than at the very bottom.
 
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