10 Frame Beehive Base - Mesh Vented Bottom Board With Drawer Trap
These 10 frame beehive bases are made from New Zealand pine and 304 stainless steel.
The bases feature a mesh base for hive health, ventilation and small hive beatle management. The bases also have a removable draw tray to help trap small hive beatles. The bees chase the beatles around the hive and they fall through the mesh bottom. The beetles can be trapped by using chux cloth, oil or diatomaceous earth (check regulations in your state) in the removable tray drawer.
Riser – 506mm x 406mm (fits standard 10 frame Langstroth)
Overall – 535mm x 406mm x 115mm
Available raw timber or wax dipped and painted. Wax dipping is a process many commercial beekeepers use to preserve the timber for a longer working life. The bases are dipped into a wax mix of 50/50 microcrystalline/paraffin and then painted 4 times.
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These are the latest mesh bases with a metal tray for lime or oil. Very well made.
Bought 3 of the "raw" versions and two needed some minor modifications. One to allow the draw to slide open properly, and the other to reduce access from the rear to the oil draw trap (otherwise bees find their way in and drown in the oil). For the price, they are much better value than some competitor models at over twice the price, but be prepared to make some adjustments
Traps work very well excellent service
Good turn around time from time of order,
When unpacked product looked o.k. However a little disappointed a bit of paint flaking off the wood and had over sprayed onto the mesh. Is part of my pre spring preparations.