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.
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.
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.
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.