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Peteinuk 

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I've noticed at the back of my open mesh floor there is a slight gap where it meets the brood box. It has a slight bow where there is a knot in the wood. Some of the bees are using it as a second entrance, though looking at it I would have thought it was too small for them to get through.
Should I block it so that they only have one entrance to guard or should I leave them to it.
 

Poly Hive 

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Close it up as if you don't you will forget about it and one bonny night a hive move will go sour on you. ;)

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Peteinuk 

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Thanks for that, I'll put something across it next tive I check the girls.
 

MJBee 

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:iagree:It is early yet but if you leave it the wasps will love a rear entrance:(
 

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