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8 Frame - Slatted Rack


Price: $16.80

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QuantityAmount
11 to 25$15.96
26 to 50$15.62
Commercial Grade

Dimensions:  19 7/8" x 14 x 1 7/8"

Assembled; Glued & Stapled

For overwintering and swarm control.  Place between bottom board and brood chamber.

Nine slats allow for frames to be pushed to either side of the brood chamber.

Advantages of using a Slatted Rack:

Insulation:  The air space at the bottom of the hive keeps the bees cooler in summer and warmer
in winter.  The brood nest is separated further from a drafty entrance and thus easier to keep warm.
Ventilation:  In hot weather, bees can hang out on the slatted rack instead of filling up the spaces
between the frames.  They have more space to fan when it's hot.  This allows better air flow through
the hive especially when used with a screened bottom board.
Protection:  The solid piece of wood at the front of the rack reduces drafts at the entrance and protects
the comb against robbers and wax moths.  Without the rack, bees will beard on the front of the hive to help
cool the hive, so the rack also affords the bees protection from dive-bombing yellow jackets.
Swarm Prevention:  The slatted rack adds extra space in crowded hives and, because the bees are not as
packed together, it reduces heat in the hive.  This results in a reduction of the swarming tendency.
Increased Brood Area:  The queen is more likely to lay eggs all the way to the bottom of the frames in the
bottom brood box, because they are further away from the light and drafts at the hive entrance.


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