Re: [TopHive] top entrances
> Anyone here using top entrances in their top bar hive? I like thethe
simplicity there, but maybe not what the bees prefer. Any thoughts?
>A nice thing about a hole higher is ventilation if your hive isneeding that.
Jean in CA
Nice for summer. Some Warre's do it. There is a chimney effect,
if you also have a lower opening, entrance, screen or etc. usually
detrimental in cooler areas, and cooler seasons.
> Posted by: "Ken" acarefreeman@... acarefreeman It seems tome to that in most wild bee trees the colony builds down from their
Michael Bush at bushfarms.com has an article on top entrances
I have been asking around about that. Bees sometimes propylize (sp?)
the floor, possibly for sanitation, but I wonder if a rotting tree
does not more commonly end up with a hole being nearer the top,
w/water getting in yr after yr, and rotting the bottom, making the
hole more topside. Would like to hear of any tree cavitiy
experiences, occupied or not (though, please note it.)