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Is it generally a good idea to seal all the cracks between the grooves of your hive boxes? I've noticed that wax moths are prolific and tend to lay eggs where the bees can't get to them (cracks). Ants can get in etc.
 

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They can all enter through the entrance. The bees will seal what they feel is needed.
 

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Sometimes they even reduce the entrance size with propolis.
Yes strong hives here will do the same. thats why I keep them reduced most of the year except during the flow when curing nectar can cause moisture issues.

Around here the bees will seal all of the cracks and crevices with propolis. Propolis is bountiful, not sure how much is available in the desert.
 
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