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 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.
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.