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The bees need humidity at a certain level for the brood to be happy.

Upper entrances (are vents) will dry out the brood and the bees may need to bring in water to keep the humidity high enough for the brood.
 

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they do that. They are hitting my ponds like crazy. But that's ok, dry air, they humidify with water and drop their temperature. Straight humidity right now is like 105 degrees this afternoon. This way is better
 

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Humidity important to bees to prevent young larva from drying out/or being otherwiise damaged; maintaining fermentation to process bee bread and to concentrate honey from nectar. Another reason is that varroa do not reproduce well in high humidity hives; thus, humidity matters to a colonyu. Hope this answers part of the original question.
 
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