Welcome, Guest

Author Topic: Can Drones pass through a queen excluder?  (Read 1690 times)

Offline LeesBees

  • New Bee
  • *
  • Posts: 2
Can Drones pass through a queen excluder?
« on: April 28, 2011, 03:44:29 PM »
Can drones pass through a queen excluder? If so what size hardware cloth would I need if I wanted to only allow workers to pass through?

Thank you.

Offline jmblakeney

  • House Bee
  • **
  • Posts: 484
  • Gender: Male
  • James
Re: Can Drones pass through a queen excluder?
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2011, 04:35:01 PM »
No, drones can't pass thru.

James
"I believe the best social program is a job...." - Ronald Reagan

Offline Michael Bush

  • Universal Bee
  • *******
  • Posts: 14540
  • Gender: Male
    • bushfarms.com
Re: Can Drones pass through a queen excluder?
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2011, 10:09:15 PM »
#5 is the largest that will only allow workers through and not queens or drones.  Workers can squeeze through #6 but it's a lot of work.  #7 (if it's straight) will keep workers in.
Michael Bush
My website:  bushfarms.com/bees.htm en espanol: bushfarms.com/es_bees.htm
My book:  ThePracticalBeekeeper.com
-------------------
"Everything works if you let it."--Rick Nielsen

 

anything