Hi Guys,

I am kicking around the idea of using escape boards, but without a loader to lift the honey back onto the hive 7-8 or 9 high, I am wondering if anyone has expermented with placing the honey on an escape board on the ground and then placing a lid ontop. Would the bees go queenless and leave in the same timeframe as they do on the hive? Would it be more effective to place the escape board ontop of a stack of honey to allow light into the stack?

And thoughts?