Hive Stands serve a great purpose for your colony by raising the bottom board off the ground and eliminating moisture problems. The sloped plane provides a wider porch for entering bees, giving them easier access to the hive. Sold unassembled, includes nails and easy instructions.
The 10 Frame Shim is designed specifically to improve brood chamber congestion, which in turn helps to reduce swarming. A Shim also aids honey production by providing an additional entrance/exit to honey supers. The shim should only be placed between supers with drawn comb. Assembly required, includes nails and easy to follow instructions.
This screen is designed to be used with our regular bottom board (not included.) The space created below the screen allows mites to fall through to the bottom so that they cannot climb back up into the hive. Use with the replacement sticky board for easy removal of mites and debris. Note: Hive bodies must be removed to clean bottom board.
This versatile, fully-assembled varroa trap can be used with a standard bottom board or just a hive stand. Our drawer style (opens in back) means that you do not have to disassemble the hive to clean the trap. A replacement sticky board (page 78) can be placed inside the drawer to monitor or evaluate mite loads. Remove the drawer to have a screened bottom board.
Use this false frame to effectively manage your hives. Reduce the working space within your hives, help the bees maintain the brood rearing temperature and increase air flow with this simple component.