I harvested my first honey here in Kenya! I did notice that many of the combs had honey at the top and brood at the bottom. So I decided that for my next top bar hive build I need a proper queen excluder.
The next top bar hive I'll build will be in France at my parents' place, so different size bees. What is the best diameter of holes for a queen excluder in Europe? I was planning to drill many holes into a piece of metal and hope not to lose too much pollen. I read #5 mesh is best, but wondering what the inside measurements of 1 mesh hole are.
The top bar width should be 35mm in Europe right? (35mm for brood and 38mm for honey comb I understood)
Thanks. See some pics of me harvesting at: www.bit.ly/beekeepingkenya