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    Feb 2011
    Kalispell, MT, USA

    Question Vintage Queen Introducer-How is it used?

    I have a 14"L x 4"D x 2"H wooden two-tier device with a welded-wire front with queen-excluder spacing. There are three 3/4" holes between the two tiers. Two of these holes are covered with wire-screen cones with 1-bee entrances. The cones prevent exit from the closable top tier. The third hole has a sliding metal cover. The bottom of the device is metal with two and a half 1.25" horseshoe-shaped holes offset toward the back and one end. There is a metal "wing" with small holes presumably for nails on each side of the device.

    Online there was a virtually identical device that was labeled a queen introducer from about 1930. I have no other info. This device was in the supplies of a very old beekeeper.

    Any insight you can give as to how it would have been used is very much appreciated. Here is a link to photobucket pics:

    Thanks! Kalispell Kathy from Montana
    Last edited by Kalispell Kathy; 08-19-2013 at 10:13 AM. Reason: added link to photobucket-couldn't make this upload work

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