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Old wood and wire queen excluder?
« on: February 28, 2009, 10:06:28 PM »
I've never seen an excluder like this before. Is this really a queen excluder or is it some kind of slatted rack? http://cgi.ebay.com/BEEKEEPING-A-I-ROOT-CO-WOOD-AND-WIRE-QUEEN-EXCLUDER_W0QQitemZ230328274323QQihZ013QQcategoryZ46527QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

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Re: Old wood and wire queen excluder?
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2009, 10:42:55 PM »
I have seen these a few times. I was always told they were queen excluders. The wooden slats were made to go over the frames, and thus keep burr comb down. If you count the slats there are ten.

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Re: Old wood and wire queen excluder?
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2009, 11:03:55 PM »
I use am in the bad old day's in 70-80's it a queen excluder



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Re: Old wood and wire queen excluder?
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2009, 11:13:28 PM »
I've never seen an excluder like this before. Is this really a queen excluder or is it some kind of slatted rack? http://cgi.ebay.com/BEEKEEPING-a-I-ROOT-CO-WOOD-AND-WIRE-QUEEN-EXCLUDER_W0QQitemZ230328274323QQihZ013QQcategoryZ46527QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Back when I started in beekeeping (1959) that was the excepted style of queen excluder in common use.  Hard to find these days, wish they had it 13 3/4.
I still prefer thay style of excluder when then can be found.
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Re: Old wood and wire queen excluder?
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2009, 05:55:59 PM »
It looks like a manufacturer would make one totally out of wood.

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Re: Old wood and wire queen excluder?
« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2009, 06:07:43 PM »
I had several of those back in 1979.  I liked them and they were very sturdy.
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Re: Old wood and wire queen excluder?
« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2009, 09:35:22 AM »
So it seems like you guys who have used them, liked them. So what was their advantages that made them so great?

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Re: Old wood and wire queen excluder?
« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2009, 09:42:02 AM »
I liked them because they were easy to remove...less burr comb (I think).
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Re: Old wood and wire queen excluder?
« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2009, 11:51:26 PM »
They held up better (harder to bend or break), easier to clean (propolis and burr comb), and had enough strength to be used for holding uncapped frames prior to extracting, plus they were wood, the bees seemed to accept them better.  Get away from the natural stuff and the bees seemed to do less with more.
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