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If someone was to irregularly use a queen excluder but wanted one that was well made and would last as well as not tear up bee wings quickly. Is there a certain brand or type that is well made, doesn't have sharp edges, and will last for a while? There is some junk out there and I would rather get a nice one that someone has good luck with.

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The excluders that are made with steel wire do not damage bee wings. The old zinc excluders that were sheets with stamped out openings did do damage, but those have not been in use for years. If you do not expose your equipment to a lot of weather by leaving it stacked outside when not in use the wood bound excluders are good. If you are rough with equipment the metal bound would probably be best.
 

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I mainly deal with Mannlake because there close to me so if it was me and I only needed 20 or under then I'd go with these.

HD-120 Metal Bound 10 Frame Excluder


If you need more than I'd go with these.

HD-125 Plastic 10 Frame Excluder
 

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The wire ones will last the best while not tearing up wings. The punched zinc and punched plastic ones are the worst. The smooth plastic ones will be easy enough on wings, but don't last very well and are harder to clean.
 
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