because if you use a Q.Excluder, the drones can't get in or out.
But in any case... I have totally given up on the top mounted pollen trap, I think that it is a total waste of time and money.
Today I opened the bottom entrance, they just came pouring out, it was just so beautiful to watch, they started to fill up the bottom landing strip, then they just came coming out, spilling upwards onto the hive body... just like they were free at last! and they were flying in front, not buzzing, but it seemed like they were doing a bunch of orientation flights, some of the ones returning just barging in like they always do, I don't thin k that I could use that thing again.
Maybe if I start a hive with a top entrance...but they'd have to be from the start.
I do want to get a bottom pollen trap though, so if any one knows which one is the best, I'd love to hear about it.