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Morning everyone,
Does anyone run a top entrance on an OH? The only good spot on a southern wall is near a walkway used by the public. If I can get the bees up to about 8 feet I think it might be ok, otherwise I'll have to put them on a North wall. This OH is being installed at an apiary and bee supply so it shouldn't catch folks by surprise.
 

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Jeff, text me a picture of the OH. Southern wall is best. Anyone coming to the honey house should expect bees.
 

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I haven't bought or built it yet, I'm putting the interior in this building and I'm planning it's location. So... any recommendations are welcome!
 

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Definitely fine for a top entrance. I've done this with great success. I'd suggest a screened bottom area for small debris. Get a skinny utility tray and velcro it to catch it. Pretty sure I heard The Bee Cause is going to all top entrances now, too.
 

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Now that I am looking, I'm starting to see a lot of them with top entrances.
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Happy to help! One thing that can help them to get oriented is to cover the glass with a blanket or towel and the screened bottom area with tape for a day or two. They tend to go downward to the old entrance for a while.
 
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