The beehive should not be left open all the time. Access to the hive needs to be controlled to control the functioning of the hive. Whether you need the queen only to access the hive, or it to be fully open or closed, this Stainless Steel Round Beehive Door Vent is the tool to use.
The beehive door vent is made of stainless steel. This makes it resistant to corrosion, rusting and is very durable. Install it on the beehive entrance to regulate the going out and in of bees. This Stainless Steel Round Beehive Door Vent has four hive access options:
- Fully Open – With this option, both the Queen and other worker bees can easily move in and out of the hive. In this state, the hive is susceptible to invasion from rodents, especially during autumn and winter.
- Queen Exclusion – When on this access option, the Queen bee cannot leave the hive.
- Fully Closed – When on this access option, no bees can leave the hive or enter.
- Closed with ventilation – This access option doesn’t allow bees to move in and out but there is timely flow of air in the beehive.
This beehive door vent is used by rotating the round disc to the preferred access option. It is designed to adjust the size of the tap-hole in the hive and protect the hive from the mouse attacks in autumn and winter.
These Stainless Steel Round Beehive Door Vents are seamless fit for most nuc boxes, swarm boxes and mating nucs.
Each package comes with 5 pieces of these door vents.