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Offline seabees

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unique bee keeping
« on: May 23, 2011, 02:50:28 AM »
I am considering assembling a two queen tower system
(a la bjornbeeapiaries.com unique beekeeping) I use a top entrance which I think will still work. I can modify the queen excluder. Is there any more info I should be trying to find?


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Re: unique bee keeping
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2011, 07:54:23 AM »
A top entrance is fine as long as the drones can get out of the brood nest.  Which means a minimum of a 3/8" hole between the drones and the outside.  They can't get through the excluder to go out the top.
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Re: unique bee keeping
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2011, 12:17:39 AM »
Thanks  Beemaster for posting the photos. I will ensure that the top entrance is at least 3/8" maybe 1/2".
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Re: unique bee keeping
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2011, 06:59:56 PM »
Interesting and would like an update on this.

 

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