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Bees blocking hive entrance with propolis

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Vergilius 

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Recently my bees have been trying (and succeeding) to block up the entrance of my National hive with propolis. The stuff is a nightmare as the bees react very aggressively when I try to scrape it out. At the moment I am getting stung ridiculous amounts every time I open the hive!
Does anyone have an idea why my bees are doing this?
 

shonto 

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Maybe they are tryong to reduce the hive entrance,
to reduce the risk of attack and make it easier to defend,

at a guesss.

shonto
 

VEG 

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If they are closing up the entrance then leave them to it, they wont totally block it.
 

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