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.
The robbing screen is an essential part of protecting the bee hive against robbing bees and yellow jackets. To give the bees an added level of protection, simply close the two bottom openings and opening the small one over the aluminum curtain.
Placing the Metal 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.
A propolis trap is used to collect propolis which is a natural antibiotic used by many as a health aid. Beekeepers have been using this flexible plastic trap to earn extra money by selling propolis with other bee products