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I kept about 30 Queen excluders on the truck last year but I couldn't find any good way to keep them together and nice and tidy yet accessible, and they always seemed at risk of getting damaged. Just wondering how you guys carry around a stack of Queen excluders?
 

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I don’t often have a need for queen excluders but I actually keep mine on the hive year round right under the lid above the “inner cover”.
 

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I don’t often have a need for queen excluders but I actually keep mine on the hive year round right under the lid above the “inner cover”.
Hi Jarred, seems like that could be a good solution especially with telescopic covers and wood hives. I use polystyrene and because the fit with queen excluders is less than perfect it would let in too much air/wind.
 

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I have looked high and low for a milk crate style box but the widest dimensions i can find stop at 16 inches and excluders are just a bit over 16.
 

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stand them up on end in an empty deep box. The short side of the queen excluder should fit in the long direction of a angstrom box
 

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Same problem here Calkal, excluders are the worst for sliding around, creating a mess, getting damaged, or falling off the truck and getting lost.

What I do is keep them in the cardboard box they came in. Only drawback is if it rains and disintegrates the box. If that happens I go with Elmers suggestion and put them end up in a super, but that is a hassle as it has to be properly secured with some kind of tie or it eventually falls over and the excluders go everywhere.

No perfect solution I think. I do leave my excluders on the hives year around, and do cleanup work on site with a blowtorch. The only excluders I carry on the truck are for replacing any past due date ones I come across.
 

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Lowes has a large selection of really nice Craftsman totes. Stop in on your way home, borrow a measuring tape off the display, and go find a tote, keeping in mind that there are three way you can store the excluders, on their side, on their end, or flat. After you find the tote be sure to return the measuring tape.
 

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My neighbor is a recycler and I picked up a few of these years ago.
Perfect for excluders ,inner covers, escapes etc.

 

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I made a box the same dimensions as a telescoping cover using 1x4 for the sides. No lid necessary if stored under cover.

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Yes building a box is sounding better and better. What I like about that is the excluders could sit on a stack which seems like is my preference. I'm not much of a builder, seems like box joint would be good and strong, but I've never done this maneuver before.
 

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You might want to make it with thin board for less weight. I was thinking if you could find a plastic box with lid might be a better option. The Container Store, if still in business, might have something
 

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I wrap a ratchet strap around a stack of excluders and it holds them all together when moving them.
 
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