This will be my first year keeping bees, I'm getting two nucs in April. I'm trying to think ahead to future issues and problems. I've read both pros and cons about using queen excluders between the hive body and the super. The chief problem seems to be hindering bees from entering the super and storing honey. I've heard that using a frame of drawn comb in a super will attract the bees, but of course I won't have any this first year. I'll be using plasticell foundation with a beeswax coating. How do you solve the problem getting the bees into the super or keeping the queen out?
I've thought about adding 1 medium frame to the hive body to get some comb on it, but don't know if that would really work. Or adding extra beeswax to the super frames (there's this thread about adding wax in general: http://www.beesource.com/forums/show...Plastic-Frames) to attract them.
Any ideas appreciated. Thanks a bunch.