Hello all! I'm a new beekeeper, new member, and this is my first post. I have a few issues you might help me with.... First some basic info; I live in Massachusetts (Northeast U.S.), my bees are carniolans, housed in standard Langstroth hive (2 deeps + 1 super) 1) Multiple queens; Bad weather, work, and a new baby have kept me away from the hive a little longer than intended. The hive seemed to be going very well and I was removing queen cells each time I checked the hive. After a 3 week lapse I opened the hive to find no less than 6 queens scattered throughout? I thought the first to emerge would have killed any others? Pressed for time I closed the hive thinking they will have to work this out. I did hastily build a swarm trap and placed in a nearby tree hoping I might reclaim some of my bees should one or more of these queens depart with many of my bees. 2) Queen excluder; I purchased a queen excluder from Dadant and added to my hive with a super. It's been over a week and there has been no activity in the super at all. I took a look and it appears the bees do not fit through the excluder? There were many bees on top of the frames of the top deep and some were crawling on the underside of the excluder and seemed unable to get through it. Are excluders sized for certain bee types? 3) Swarm traps; I built my swarm trap in a hurry with materials I had laying about. I designed it to hold several medium frames I had on hand thinking it may be easier to transfer bees to a new hive should I capture any. Do you think I would I be better off with an empty box rather than using the frames? Thank you for any advice you can offer!