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Started with a three pound package this spring. I had a one inch opening beside my entrance feeder. I removed the entrance feeder and left the opening which is now about 4 inches. I went over today after beeing away for two weeks on vacation. There was a lot of bees coming and going and they did not seem to be too crowded but I was wandering if I should removed the reducer completely or leave it as is? I have 2 eight frame deeps and a super on right now and I have a screened bottom board.

I took a couple videos but when I uploaded them to photobucket the quality went to hell, but you should get the idea. The first video is when I arrived and it was more active. The second video is one I took after my inspection as they were setteling back in.



 

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Thanks for the info. So far the entrance is busy but by know means is there a "traffic jam" nor does it appear as they are clogged up, I will leave it as is.
 

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Right now it is my only entrance and I hadn't planned on another. I have the two deeps and a medium which they are filling. My plan was to not harvest any honey this year just to help them through the winter. If they end up filling multiple medium supers I might take one, if they fill the one I have now and start on another is it recommended to have an upper entrance?
 
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