For those of you successful with using the Snelgrove board for vertical splits, swarm management, or queen rearing, what's your "Go-To" type of queen excluder for your setup and why?
Wood vs plastic vs metal....which should I choose for success?
I am building some telescoping covers. They are traditional metal on top of a wooden framework with plywood rabbeted inside the framework type. I plan to use galvanized staples through the sides of the cover and am not sure if this idea is better.
A woodworker, but not a beekeeper, suggested...
I bought aluminum sheet metal that is used for making gutters/siding to put on top of my telescoping covers. It was very cheap compared to other sheet metals but it's painted. One side is black and the other is white. Which side should I expose? Thanks
A German Beekeeper who calls himself Franky has developed a novel way of preventing a prime swarm from heading off:
The system is based on a little metallic plate glued to the thorax of the queen and a magnetic bar fixed above the hive entrance.
As the queen leaves the hive she gets attached to...