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Slatted Rack

A very versitile option used by many beekeepers, creating an air space under the brood chamber. This allows the colony to stay warmer in winter and cooler in summer.



A valuable accessory for good wintering and swarm control.

  • In the winter, the slatted rack keeps the brood chamber warmer, so the queen can lay to the bottom of the frame.
  • In spring and summer, with large hive populations, provides a cluster space to help reduce swarming.

Can be used in combination with Varroa screens. The slats run from back to front so are directly under the hive frames. Thus, when the Varroa mites fall naturally off bees, they pass through the slats to the Varroa screen.

The slatted rack should be installed as pictured above. Do not turn over when installing in your hive.

Available for 8 or 10 frame hives, as well as a 9 frame version (for those with 9 frames in a 10 frame hive).

Slats run perpendicular to the entrance.

Fully assembled.


  • 20" long x 16-1/4" wide x 2 1/4" high (10 and 9 frame)
  • 20" long x 14" wide x 2 1/4" high (8 frame)

Customer Reviews

Based on 19 reviews
Jill Tischendorf
Quality at a reasonable price

I didn't want to wait for my husband to build a rack, so I took a chance and bought it online. I picked Perfect Bee for 3 reasons. The rack was affordable, the SHIPPING was affordable, and the reviews were solid. I am glad I made the choice and ordered.

The rack arrived quickly after I ordered it. It is very well made. I painted the exterior and it has held up all summer with no issues.

I will keep Perfect Bee in mind for future orders.

Steve Bunker
Good quality

The slatted rack is very well made. Can't say yet whether it has any impact on swarming or temperature control in the hive, but I have decided to add slatted racks to all my hives.

Troy C
slatted rack

as described , seems well made.


This piece of equipment has lots of differing opinions. We’ve had success with them, why change something that works.

Great purchase experience

I ordered slatted racks ,medium sized box and plastic frames. The order arrived quickly and everything was fine. Good quality of wood on the slatted rack and box. Will consider Perfect Bee first on my next purchase.

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