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  1. I am running 2 brood boxes (3/4), started with a nuc in november. Last week I put a QE and a honey super on. While I am renovating our bathroom, the family is away so between two coats of paint I thougt I have a quick look what is going on in the super. Good and bad. The good is it's full of brood and eggs, so the queen is doing her job but bad as this is the honey super above the excluder It not supposed to be full off eggs and grub, eh? No what I don't know did I accidently locked her in the super when I lifted frames of brood from the brood box? can she cross the excluder? did she walk around the outside of the box and went in through the upper entrance I cut on the QE? is it magic? What I done is, shook 99% of the bees into the lid from the super and poured them into the second brood box. Put the QE back and put the super back. Couldn't find her (I did not take the whole thing apart, just looked into the super) I think it's time to organise a thorough search for her (she is not marked) to make 100% sure where she is and how she is? Maybe next weekend.
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