Post here for Top Bar, Warre, Observation hives as well as Treatment Free and Natural Beekeeping in New Zeland.
Note: If possible, beginner beekeepers are encouraged to learn about keeping bees first using standard equipment, before migrating to alternative methods - it can save a lot of heartache in the long run
All my cellraisers are over excludes, dosen't stop them swarming but the swarm comes back after about 5 minutes, very satisfying to get one up on the bee's. I have a photo but whether I can post it is another matter. As I am through them every week cells never get to hatch, also hives will happily try to swarm on uncapped cells if they are strong enough.