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I put a hive with 9 combs up over their entrance and screwed it into the wall tapped the edges and a day later they appear to be using the box as entrance. If they chew through tape I will have to stuff edges with steel wool. Anyone had any experience with a set up like this? I’m hopeful the queen moves in and I can just move the box and put a cone over old entrance and get the rest into the box .
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Not yet I’m hoping they move into the box and build up as it is spring if within the next couple weeks I can coax the queen in I will move the box to the side and put a cone on the entrance on the wall so hopefully they move into my box
 

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I'd think a bee escape or one way cone to keep the bees from going back into the wall would make things much easier on you and speed up the queen moving out to the box - as she searches around for "where everyone went".
 

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I have had some success using Cleo Hogan's method- which involves installing a one-way bee escape and a frame of open brood.
 

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