Re: Queen excluders
Feeding is not an option for me and certainly not spraying honey supers with sugar water is not an option.
Originally Posted by theriverhawk
If Item #1 were true taking off the queen excluder would have made no difference. If you have to bait the bee to go through the excluder it clearly says to me that it is an obstruction that you have found a way to get around. In an other topic the obstruction characteristic of the excluder is use to create a soft barrier in a two queen hive. It is hard not to think of an excluder as an obstruction when it acts as an obstruction.
Zone 5a, Practicing non-intervention beekeeping