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I am using a queen excluder between my brood chamber and honey supers. The bees seem to be ignoring the honey supers both drawn comb supers and plain foundation. Will it help to move a frame of brood honey up into the honey super to get them started going thru the queen excluder? If so then how long should I leave it up there?
 

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Not necessarily brood honey. But actual open brood. Then the bees will be super motivated to go through the QE to get to it and work it, and while they are there they will notice that they have some other space around them.

Once they emerge they will clean out the cells, and the bees will back fill it with nectar etc. If it is above the QE it is not like she can lay in it again. If you like keeping your wax separated, swap it out when they start working the other frames. Or you can let them fill it and use later as winter or spring feed. Or as a honey frame for whatever, nucs, splits and so on.
 
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