A Methodology that closely Replicates the Natural Entrance of the Honey Bee Nest
In the wild, bees enter their nest structures through small holes, commonly between
4mm and 25mm diameter. These are easier to defend, against wax moth, wasps and other predators.
One colony could have several entrances. Bees build a propolis barrier on the inside of the nest if the entrance is exposed, to deflect the wind and for colony defence.
A Simple Method to Adapt a hive to suit the Honey Bee
Used in Africa, Europe, Australia, North America and Asia
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.