Hello All - I am new to this forum and have visited it frequently over the past years. There is some great information to be gleaned from it. I appreciate the efforts of those folks who are active here and offer their advice.
I am not new to beekeeping but will be new to trapping pollen from...
I am currently looking at adding a few Sundance pollen traps (bottom) to my hives. My current set up is this....hive stand, screened bottom board, slatted rack, deep super.
Do I remove the slatted rack or just add the pollen trap on top of the bottom board, with slatted rack on top?
I have two hives, top entrance, one was much stronger than the other, they are just a few feet apart, and I put the pollen catcher on the strong one, patiently waited for them to adapt a couple of weeks and left it on to gather pollen. Got a little pollen, but missed the early spring heavy...
I've got a top mounted pollen collector (Sundance II) and all the literature seems to say NOT to use it with a queen excluder (or honey excluder as some of you like to call it LOL)
My super newbee question is WHY? Am I missing the obvious again?