Double beehive screen board that allows you to effectively run a 2-queen hive.
The double screen isolates the bees that are above from the bees that are below the screen, while still allowing heat to circulate in the hive. By manipulating the three different double entrances, one can add or subtract bees from the top or bottom, or run a split on top of one parent colony. Can also be used to increase hive population and foster swarm control.
Comes fully assembled with screws for durability. Available in 8-Frame or 10-Frame.
These boards are recommended to the experienced beekeeper who has both the time and inclination to manipulate a hive for maximum population and production.
I ordered 4 on my first order to see if I liked the quality before buying more, well I liked them so much I ordered 8 more. I use them to put a weak colony on top of a strong hive to give them a boost, I will also be using them to over winter nucleus colonies and even run double colonies in a 1 hive set up.
Great product and the best price by far.
I had a seriously small nuc placed in a 10-frame box. I was gone for 8-10 days and the resources I had left were robbed, making them light in resources and numbers. I don't know if they will make it, but they are sitting over a strong colony on this double-screened board. The screened opening was larger than I expected, but if I wanted to adjust it, a piece of plastic would suffice. On the other hand, if I wanted to open up a larger hole (say if I had built one) that would be more difficult.
I replaced the inner and outer cover on the large hive on a cool morning, installed the board and the other nuc/hive over them. I then twisted 1 of the 4 openings (opposite the main hive opening), marked a rectangle above it with a sharpie to aid navigation and walked away. I have temp sensors in several hives and this little colony is still going. I would buy again if the need arose.
Double Screen Board