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  1. #1
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    Jul 2007
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    Brevard county Fla
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    Default bee escape orientation ?

    I had always assumed that bee escapes were placed on top of supers to be evacuated. If placed on top of a bottom entrance hive the can not get out the top. Can escapes (triangle) be placed below the supers to be evacuated ?
    I assume that the can and often are. If you have multiple supers on do you rotate the full one to the top ?
    Thanks
    Last edited by mikesfarm; 07-31-2007 at 06:17 PM.

  2. #2
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    berkshire county MA
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    I put the full super I want empty of bees on top of the stack with the bee escape underneath, screenside down. They work great.

  3. #3
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    Nehawka, Nebraska USA
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    Usually they go under, but I like to stack them with one under (on a bottom board) and one on top. The orientation, of course, has to be the right direction so they get out but not in.
    Michael Bush bushfarms.com/bees.htm "Everything works if you let it." ThePracticalBeekeeper.com 40y 200h 37yTF

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