This beehive triangular escape board is placed between the supers and the brood chamber during honey harvest, and provides the most stress-free way to remove bees. The distinctive design allows for bees to exit the super but will not allow them back in. Bees navigate according to a very strict set of rules. This is a variation on the screen cone used on houses when keeping a colony out. The bees smell through the small circle of screen on the escape board, but they can't enter there, and they can't figure out to go six inches away and enter at the points of the triangle (like the tip of the cone when trapping out). In the case of the Triangle Escape Board, it is easy for the bees to leave with three convenient exits. However, they are unable to get back in! This board comes fully assembled and ready to use.
Hint: We advise you not to leave the escape board on longer than 24 hours or the bees may find alternative ways into the super.
Note: If brood is present in the honey super, nurse bees will not leave the super.