The Entrance Reducer is designed to regulate the temperature as well as the traffic of the hive. The smaller slot is used to allow the bees to defend the hive and is a vital when starting a new hive. The larger slot is also used to control traffic especially to prevent other bees from robbing and protection from predators.
The robbing screen is an essential part of your bee hive during the summer months when robbing imminent. This screen allows you to reduce entrance which will help the bees defend their hive by opening the top over the aluminum curtain. The robbing screen also helps protect the hive against yellow jackets.
The slatted rack is place between the bottom board and the brood chamber to create addition space. This additional space allows the brood frames to be drawn fuller as well as better egg laying. It also reduces swarming and clustering at the hive entrance.
Varroa Sticky Board
This varroa sticky board is used to track the mite count of a hive. This board can be used with or without the sticky screen board. If placed directly on the bottom board, the screen will be needed to keep the bees from the sticking to the sticky board.
Metal, Entrance Reducer/ Mouse Guards
Placing the Plastic Queen Excluders between the brood chamber and honey super prevents the Queen from laying her eggs where unwanted. These excluders allows the worker bees to move free from chamber to super while restricting the Queen.
Queen Excluder ,Plastic
Placing the Plastic Queen Excluders between the brood chamber and honey super prevents the Queen from laying her eggs where unwanted. While these plastic excluders cost less than the metal ones they are just as effective allowing the worker bees to move free through while restricting the Queen.