I'm starting my second season. I was thinking of supering without a queen excluder this year. I remember from following this site last year that there were many comments in favor of going without the excluder. I've also read the article by G. W. Hayes, "Queen Excluder or Honey Excluder?" and I'm curious to try it this year. Does it really improve yield? How do I know the queen won't lay eggs all over the hive and prevent me from harvesting the honey. I didn't get any honey last year but the hive overwintered well and they look strong. I don't want to screw up my first chance at a honey harvest. Any thoughts?