Our 5th Annual Through-The-Winter Beekeeping Course Is Under Way Now and Runs Until Jan 31st. Click Here For Details.
(Bonus Through Nov 30th : 3 months extra on Annual Plan)
Our 10 frame metal queen bee excluder is meant to keep the queen out of honey supers.
Our enhanced design of the excluder allows bees to pass through more readily. Frequent cross-bracings make for exceptional strength and long life. Compared to the metal queen excluder, it’s easy to clean wax from these plastic excluders. Simply put them in the freezer overnight and gently bend them once they are frozen. The wax will just pop off.
Hint: If you are concerned that your excluder will slow your bees down when storing nectar in the supers, just turn it sideways. The bees can go around the edges, but the queen USUALLY stays in the middle of the hive and is excluded. Once you are confident your supers are drawing enough workers, you can turn the excluder to its traditional placement, but remember to check for your queen up in the supers!