Inner Covers

Solid Inner Covers

10 Frame Solid Inner Cover

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This Inner cover is made with 1/4″ plywood which is glued and nailed into a rabbet in the rim.

A hole is cut in the center to enable you to use a bee escape.

A dado is cut in the top rim for better ventilation as well as an upper entrance for your bees.

Price $12.00

8 Frame Solid Inner Cover

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This Inner cover is made with 1/4″ plywood which is glued and nailed into a rabbet in the rim.

A hole is cut in the center to enable you to use a bee escape.

A dado is cut in the top rim for better ventilation as well as an upper entrance for your bees.

Price $12.00

10 Frame Ventilated Inner Cover

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When used with our Screened Bottom Board it helps to reduce bearding of bees during hot summer months, resulting in higher honey yields.  Both end pieces are 3/8″ higher than the sides.  When the top is placed on the hive, it rests on the end pieces leaving both sides open for airflow.

Price $12.00

8 Frame Ventilated Inner Cover

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When used with our Screened Bottom Board it helps to reduce bearding of bees during hot summer months, resulting in higher honey yields.  Both end pieces are 3/8″ higher than the sides.  When the top is placed on the hive, it rests on the end pieces leaving both sides open for airflow.

Price $12.00

10 Frame Double Screen Board

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The Double Screen Board is a powerful tool for beekeepers.  It can be used to Overwinter a weak colony as well as make a Walk Away Split.

To Overwinter a weak colony:

1: Place the weak colony on top of a strong colony with the double screen board in between.

2: Open one of the entrances for the colon above leaving the lower entrances closed.

Heat will then be allowed to rise from the strong one to the weak one, aiding the weak colony through the winter.

 

To make a Walk Away Split:

1: Let your colony build up in the spring.

2: Take one of you brood boxes off and replace it with a new one. (make sure that the old one has fresh eggs and that the queen is not in it)

3: Place double screen board on top of the new box and then open one of the entrances for the new split.

4: Place old box on top of the double screen board.

5: Finally, replace inner cover and outer cover and Walk Away. 

Price: $29.00

8 Frame Double Screen Board

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The Double Screen Board is a powerful tool for beekeepers.  It can be used to Overwinter a weak colony as well as make a Walk Away Split.

To Overwinter a weak colony:

1: Place the weak colony on top of a strong colony with the double screen board in between.

2: Open one of the entrances for the colon above leaving the lower entrances closed.

Heat will then be allowed to rise from the strong one to the weak one, aiding the weak colony through the winter.

 

To make a Walk Away Split:

1: Let your colony build up in the spring.

2: Take one of you brood boxes off and replace it with a new one. (make sure that the old one has fresh eggs and that the queen is not in it)

3: Place double screen board on top of the new box and then open one of the entrances for the new split.

4: Place old box on top of the double screen board.

5: Finally, replace inner cover and outer cover and Walk Away. 

Price: $29.00