after reading everyones advice on queen excluders, here is what i have done: i put the honey super on without the excluder. when the bees moved up and had a good start on drawing comb, i put the excluder on. this is day 4 that i have had it on and the bees seem fine with it. i took a look this am and they are busy at work.
i am pretty sure that i did not trap the queen in the upper box, but i will double check in a day or two just to be sure.