I've heard a little from both sides as far as using or not using queen excluders between the first couple boxes and the surplus boxes above where we get our honey. Mostly just read from books, wanted to actually talk to people that have both used and not used them. Do they really inhibit honey production? If not used, will the queen get up there and lay eggs in the surplus honey comb? If eggs are layed, does that ruin the honey? Etc. etc.