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Slatted Rack



Slatted racks are a very versitile option used by many beekeepers. They create 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 8 reviews

Good quality product at a fair price. Fast order fulfillment.


These where very good slatted racks.
Quick shipping time.
I have installed 2 of the 5 racks.
I’m Really pleased with the quality.
I plan to order some more in the spring.

Slatted racks

Just received my slatted racks, they look great, workmanship appears excellent. I especially appreciate being able to order these for my 9-frame boxes. Will be installing them over the next few weeks.

slatted rack

Well constructed sturdy rack at a good price. Quickly shipped after placing order.

It's a rack

Well constructed. Good price. If you feel you need a slatted rack, this is a great option.

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