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Top Entrance and not bottom entrance?
« on: January 03, 2012, 04:44:49 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)

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Re: Top Entrance and not bottom entrance?
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2012, 12:42:58 PM »
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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