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Queen excluder

What is Queen excluder?

  1. Metal or plastic device with spaces that permit the passage of workers but restrict the movement of drones and queens to a specific part of the hive.
  2. A device used to prevent the larger queen bee and drones from passing through.
  3. A frame holding a precisely spaced metal grid. The device usually is placed immediately below the honey supers to restrict the queen from entering that area and laying eggs in the honeycomb. The spacing of the grid allows foraging bees to pass through freely, but it is too narrow for the larger queen to pass through.

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