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Author Topic: Top Entrance and not bottom entrance?  (Read 549 times)
House Bee
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Location: Mallee Australia

« on: January 03, 2012, 03:44:49 AM »

Hi All

A couple of questions about top entrance hives.

If you ran a double deep (honey super on top) would you confine the queen to the bottom deep via the use of an excluder?

Thoughts anyone?

pros and cons...?

just seems like a lot of work for the bees to drag it though the hive to the top/ (sometime they get lazy and just dump it into the brood box)
Michael Bush
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« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2012, 11:42:58 AM »

I don't use an excluder and I do use top entrances only.  If you use an excluder you will need at least one 3/8" hole for the drones to get out of the brood nest.

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