Winter preperations

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    • #3429
      RayP
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      Hi, was hoping to swap over the brood box and super next weekend (weather permitting), should I keep the queen excluder in position between them?

    • #3435
      Douglas
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      No.  There is no reason to stop the queen exploring this reserve winter food supply.  She won’t lay in it.  Having the QE below the brood box could trap the last few remaining drones in the hive / make it difficult for the workers to eject them.  Also it might inhibit the workers from going down to transfer the stores therein up into the warmer brood box.

      • This reply was modified 1 year, 3 months ago by Douglas.
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