Ok I waited to post this cause I wanted to see how it worked. I wanted a Queen hotel that would have several separate compartments to place ripe cells in or virgins. I was a little worried about the queens taking there mating flights and being able to make it back to there correct section on there return from mating. I alternated the entrances for each section from one side to the other and also making every other one on the same side one on bottom and one in middle. The upper hole is a vent hole that is screened and each section has a vent hole on opposite side of entrance. I placed 9 cells in this all side by side a couple weeks ago. I ended up with 8 queens mated and laying out of 9. I don't think the box is the reason for the 9th one not making it back cause the one that was missing a queen is the very first one. I am planning on one more graft maybe doing it tomorrow and would like to see all 15 compartments filled this time to see how they do again.
I cut a inner cover board for each compartment so when I was in the hotel I could work one section at a time without having all sections open. Has anyone else tried anything like this?
Here is a few pictures of it before bees where placed in it.