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.
Research has shown that using a screened bottom board is a good way to control the mite count in a hive because of the number of mites that fall through the bottom screen during their everyday normal active. The screened bottom also allows proper ventilation causing the bees to work less and reducing swarming. Our Screen Bottom Board 45 degree slanted front landing board integrated with the bottom board, slide out board to observe mite count; solid constructed sides are built for long term use.
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
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 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.