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The Upstairs Downstairs Method Replicates the Natural Entrance of the Honey Bee

In the wild, bees enter their colonies through small holes of approximately
25mm diameter which are very easy for them to
defend, against wax moth and wasps.
One colony could have
several entrances. They build a propolis barrier on the inside if the entrance is exposed, to deflect the wind and for colony defence.

Why do we give bees only a single entrance on the ground floor, like a house, when honey bees have wings?  

Honey bees build their colonies from the top down because they can fly, we build  houses from the bottom up because we cannot.

A Simple Alternative to the Standard Bottom Entrance

Honey bees using UD intrances

THE UD STARTER KIT

£25.99

This is a boxed set and provides everything required to set up a hive.

 

The recommendation is to have 3 intrances in the brood box and one in whichever box is used above the queen excluder.

Now used with hives in Africa, Europe, Australia, North America and Asia

Installing UD Intrances

The Upstairs Downstairs Method Replicates the Natural Entrance of the Honey Bee

Add-on Kit

£15.99

For multiple entrance configurations or for a second hive.

 

This kit is useful to add further UD Intrances in brood boxes or supers as required.

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