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>When combining 2 hives with the newspaper method, do you need to provide a top entrance for the added hive?

It depends on the weather. You may need it for ventilation. You really don't need it for the hive, they will quickly find their way into the other hive. But you don't want them to die from the heat or suffication before that happens. In the heat I try to have an entrance. In the cool of the spring or the fall I don't worry about it much.
 
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