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Does anyone know if Drone can pass through the bottom entrance Sundance Pollen Traps? Some of my hives have a tiny top entrance via the slit in a migratory top, but many have no way in or out except the Sundance Pollen traps I'm using.

I had never given it any thought but someone asked me, if the pollen gets knocked off because the bees move through the screen, maybe the mesh is too small to allow the drones to get out?
 

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I am using the Sundance 11 pollen trap and I have observed that the drones can exit the hive using the cones just like the workers.
But, they can not enter the hive because of their size.
The drones congregate on top of the trap, in the cone area and on the underside of the hive cover.
I do not currently have the Sundance bottom trap at this point.
Ernie
 
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