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Queen excluders

These are an indispensable piece of the hive, they keep the queen bee away from the “Supers” and so stop her laying eggs in the honey. There are many different types and materials and advantages and disadvantages to each type.


Metal queen excluders have been around for a long time and can be made in several different ways as well, some are not that sturdy and “Ping!” when you inspect the hive, with the inevitable consequence you annoy the bees in the process of the inspection, annoyed bees make inspections more difficult.

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