Today I found the only beekeeper in my area. He is a very knowledgeable and wise old man. He had been in successful bee/honey business for 56 years. He is mentoring me and selling me a couple of his established hives. My only question is he told me that in his 56 years of beekeeping he has never been able to get bees to go through a queen excluder to make honey. He said that they just will not go through it. He explained how is waits for any brood to hatch in the supers before getting the honey. Has anyone heard of queen excluders not working?