8 Frame Beehive Base - Mesh Vented Bottom Board With Drawer Trap
These 8 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 355mm (fits standard 8 frame Langstroth)
Overall – 535mm x 355mm 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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Well made, one drawer is to high, can not close it properly but it can be easily fixed with sandpaper
Very well made, I expect this to last for many years. It was a little tricky to paint. I ordered it on a Saturday and it arrived on the Tuesday. I asked a few questions about this and a few other things and communication was excellent. I have used the base for a few weeks now and it is exactly what I was after.
They are very sturdy and well made. I am very pleased. I have painted them along with my new hive and am excited to set it all up and split my hives. I bought 2 so that both would have good protection. I will update when I see all dead beetles.
Excellent service will order other items from you
Well made base with good ventilation and drawer. Good value.