>What is your opinions of Bee Escape Boards?
The triangular ones? I like them.
> Do you use them and love them?
I do use them. I like them. I wouldn't say I love them. :) Perhaps if I invented a piece of equipment that would allow me to just slide it into the hive without moving the supers, I'd love them.
>Do you use the whole board or just the escape 'plate' that fits into the inner cover.?
The inserted ones don't work very well at all. I had quite a few and have thrown them all away.
>Because of hand surgery I will be extracting soon. I have a wonderful crop of beautiful honey. In the past yrs. I have used a type of "Bee Go" with a more pleasant smell (herbs), but I find it takes a long time at the hives and with temps already reaching 95* and the high humidities I want something a little quicker when robbing.
I put them on the escape. Sometimes, to save some work, I put the escape on a bottom board behind the hive and stack the supers on that and then I don't have to restack them back on the hive. :)