Anyone else having this problem? I have several hives like this. Queen has laid in all boxes. I would put on a queen excluder but some of these are 8-frame hives and I don't have any 8-frame excluders.
Would build a couple of 8-frame excluders but don't know what to use for the grill. Could I use wire cloth? If so, what size? I know that #8 keeps all of the bees in. What size would let out everything but the queen?
Getting kind of worried. All of these bees and bees-to-bee and no honey for the winter.
I want to start trapping out a couple more trees. Guess I could move some of this excess brood/larva/eggs to some boxes for the trap outs.
Also, is it getting to late to start up some trap outs? It stay fairly nice here until late Oct or Nov. I can feed them if need be.