I am new to bee keeping - have only been at it for a year now. I currently have a three medium box hive with a Queen excluder between the the two brood boxes and the honey super. I have found that when replacing frames in the honey super, there is no bee space between the bottom of the honey super frames and the Queen excluder, which makes it almost impossible to replace frames without squashing bees… get a little propolis or wax on there and I have trouble even getting the frames to stand upright because they no longer hang from the box but sit on the excluder.
I have only ever used bee thinking langstroth boxes, so was curious if anyone else has had this problem and was curious what other people were doing to fix this. I have temporarily added a spacer between the excluder and the top box, but now I have bee space above and below the excluder - will that be a problem down the track?
Any advice would be appreciated!