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SteveJ 

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One of my fathers hives has completely filled the entrance gap to the hive with propolis / wax with about 16 small holes for the bees to pass through. Effectively they have made their own entrance block. Has anyone seem this sort of behavior before?

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victor meldrew 

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Carniolans are past masters at this !

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I collected a cast in June and put them in a nuc with a 1" hole. They reduced it to a single bee sized hole, but they have made it slightly bigger recently.
Praps the cast is Carniolans.
 

BDaddy 

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I very much doubt that they will be carniolans. One of their notable characteristics is that they have a much lower propensity for propolising everything in sight than do other types. If there are carniolan characteristics in them they are in all probablitiy crosses.

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oliver90owner 

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Just as a thought, is there a simple reason for this like the dony't like te top ventilation and cannot close the top off?

Regards, RAB
 

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