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Top Entrance on flow hive


My new flow hive top board does not have a notch for an entrance. Is it supposed to have one? I am new to this game.


Nope. Your flowhive doesn’t come with a top entrance. Why would you want a top entrance?


Is it not necessary for ventilation?


Not at all. Bees are very good at directed fanning to create airflow around the hive in any direction they want. @JeffH has a very nice YouTube video of bees in his observation hive doing exactly this. They just line up in the same direction and push the air flow with their wing beats - very impressive! :wink:


Thanks for the information.