Using the included brackets, this tool can be mounted on the hive entrance to prevent mice from entering into the hive. The metal teeth are spaced to allow free bee travel including drones but stop mice from entering . Sliding easily out of the brackets to be flipped, the opposite side closes up the hive while still allowing ventilation. This can be used to move the hive or close it quickly during a robbing frenzy.
*Pro tip – While designed to be used with European type hives, to be used on a Lanstroth, we cut a little off of the ends so it fits nicely between the sides on the bottom board. Some bkeep make a small notch on the sides of the bottom board instead of using the included brackets. If you do that, just make sure you apply a sealer or it can hold water and rot the wood out, unless you are using Cedar or Cypress.
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