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Queen Bee Excluders

Queen Bee Excluders:

queen bee excluder photo Queen Excluders were an excellent modification to the existing Langstroth beehive design.

Before the invention of queen bee excluders, managing the honeycomb became complicated as the queen would lay eggs all over the bee hive causing honey to be mixed with brood and larvae.

The benefit of using a queen bee excluder is that your honey is kept separate from the eggs, larvae and brood and can be easily removed, filtered and bottled. The brood remains in tact and unharmed during the entire process.

Queen bee excluders also have indirect uses such as preventing a colony from absconding, hiving a new colony and queen rearing.

A Langstroth hive is synonamous with a queen excluder. They go hand in hand.

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Price: $7 or R85 each excl. P+P

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Bee hives have been around for centuries in different shapes, designs and sizes. It wasn't until the Langstroth design that the bee hive actually became standardised. There are still many different types of bee hive in use across the world.

The mainstream beehive designs used in South Africa are the Langstroth beehive & Jackson Beehive. The Langstroth Bee hive hasn't been changed much since its first inception in the 1800s. Small changes have been made do incorporate aluminium covers, the type of weather protection used on the wood and the use of a queen excluder to prevent egg laying in the super chamber.

The bee hive made beekeeping manageable as before the advent of the bee hive, bee colonies would be raided for their golden liquid and usually the colony would be destroyed in the process. This created the need for a manageable method to keep bees, transport them and harvest honey from them without causing damage or destruction to the bee colony.

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