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Offline markfitz

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queen excluder, swarm control
« on: September 04, 2012, 07:01:22 PM »
hi everyone can a queen excluder be used at the entrance to the hive to prevent the bees from swarming
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Re: queen excluder, swarm control
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2012, 10:03:31 PM »
No. Drones need to pee too and they can't cross an excluder.

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Re: queen excluder, swarm control
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2012, 01:13:37 PM »
Nice reply Scott.  Joel.

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Re: queen excluder, swarm control
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2012, 06:20:09 PM »
thanks for the reply scott, i see what you mean i think i be leaving the excluder off
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Re: queen excluder, swarm control
« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2012, 10:11:42 PM »
I use them to house a swarm for a couple of days to prevent them from absconding, but then take them off. I learned that adding a frame of brood to a swarm catch works just as well