I am going to be using my flow super for the first time this spring. I see many folks report trouble getting bees to drawn it out and use it, so am researching ways to stop that. I have waxed the frames to get them ready.
I was wondering if anyone has tried not using the queen excluder just until the bees move up into the box and start working it? I know there is a risk of the queen laying up there, but once it starts being used, I can shake all the bees down in the lower box and put the excluder back between them. Thoughts?