This is an incredible bottom board that is sure to provide you with the best performance available. These will give you more mite control, better hive ventilation, and Increased production capabilities. The decay and bacterial resistance of Western Red Cedar is EXCELLENT and the bees love it! I have done years worth of testing on pine vs cedar and bees acceptance to each. I have been amazed at how bees prefer and benefit from Western Red Cedar when given the choice or chance. THIS IS THE ORIGINAL! My design has now been copied but is inferior in several ways. There are a few MAJOR differences between these bottom boards and others. This bottom board starts 7/8″ thick wood instead of 3/4″ on frame and entrance ramp for superior durability and stability. Top perimeter is 3/4″ dimensions to align properly to a 14 INCH WIDE 8 frame langstroth style hive dimension (14″ x19 7/8). All joints are secured with lifetime STAINLESS STEEL construction staples for the longest possible life! Construction staples provide a more secure fastener that drastically reduces any splitting tendencies of wood by capturing the grain. These incorporate a seamless transition from the front of the screen to the entrance ramp by pinching the screen between frame and ramp during assembly process. There is no screen edge to work loose, No staples to rust. The screen is catpured on all four sides. This screen stays put where it belongs and doesn’t inhibit valuable movement during nectar flow. Entrance ramp is sloped to the hive entrance to eliminate small puddling at hive opening. The Mite/ Ventilation board is designed with a nice handle and corrugated board instead of sheet plastic. This increases durability and insulating properties during cold winter months. White is selected for easy mite viewing. Sticky pads may be applied if desired. These Screened Bottom Boards are built with pride in the USA using 100% western red cedar (clear- no knots) from private independent saw mills in the Pacific Northwest. These bottom boards are manufactured with a MUCH HIGHER level of construction and joinery by an experienced cabinetry/furniture shop. The construction process features lap and dado joints for increased strength and waterproof usda approved construction adhesive on frame joints to prevent failure. Time and bee saver: If you are using one of these hive bottoms then you no longer need to worry about tilting hives forward. Hives may be placed level if desired due to waters inability to puddle inside hive or on sloped entrance. The overall dimensions are: 14″ wide, 23-1/2″ long, and 3-3/4 tall. Opening is 3/4 tall. Thank you for looking and Please feel free to ask any questions or for custom quotes. The item “8 FRAME BEEHIVE SCREENED BOTTOM BOARD PREMIUM RED CEDAR STAINLESS STAPLES” is in sale since Saturday, April 13, 2013. This item is in the category “Business & Industrial\Agriculture & Forestry\Livestock Supplies\Beekeeping”. The seller is “westerntreasure” and is located in Astoria, Oregon. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Brand: Pacific Hive
- Model: SBB8C
- Country of Manufacture: United States