Beekeeper isn’t as glamorous as you make think. 🐝
Jodi and myself spent a few hours “cleaning” a few hundred queen excluders.
A little therapy to hopefully get us closer to spring time. 🌻
Queen excluders are used as a barrier inside the hive that allows worker bees through but not queens. The queen then won’t be able to lay eggs in the honey supers. We clean the excluders by removing propolis which allows maximum space for the workers to travel when they are placed in the summer. 🐝
I (Cassandra) at first thought Mike called them queen scooters 🛵