Complete double level hive with Ventilated Lid, Defender Base & Beast Blocker
The all new HIVE DEFENDER FLOOR included in this beehive offers the best in beehive technology.
This newly designed floor offers ventilation and acts as a wasp trap. Combining the benefits of plastic moulding and the best defense against wasps and robbing bees, every beekeeper will want this for their hives!
It has been in development by Ceracell for three years and its finally here and ready to protect your beehives from hornets, wasps, robbing bees, and MORE, in a cost effective and totally natural, chemical-free way!
The concept is to use the natural instincts of hornets, wasps, and robbing bees to attract them to the trap housed under the vented Hive Defender® floor.
The best bait for hornets and wasps is the sound and smell of an active beehive. By making it pretty much impossible for them to slip in the front entrance by using the Ceracell Beast Blocker® mounted on your hive’s front entrance, they search for another way in.
Above the trap is a grid that lets the sounds and smells of the hive leak out into the trap. The hornets and wasps can’t help it, they just have to see if they can sneak into this delicious smelling and sounding hive. Once in the trap, they can’t get out and eventually die of dehydration or fighting each other. In fact, the Hive Defender® is so effective that in a short period of time it will have trapped and killed so many hornets and wasps that their colonies will weaken and die out. By using the Hive Defender® you are cleaning up the neighbourhood! You are killing off the nasties and making life so much easier for your bees.
The Ceracell Hive Defender® also catches robbing bees in the trap. Just as the name implies, robbing bees are thieves that look for the easy and safe way into the hive. Like the hornets and wasps they end up in the trap and die too. But don’t feel sorry for them. Even if they come from other hives in your apiary you need to shut down the robbing behaviour. It is counterproductive. You only want your bees out foraging and bringing in fresh nectar and pollen, not using their energy to swap resources back and forth.
With the robbing bees getting trapped and dying in the Hive Defender® they don’t return to their home hive, so they can’t do a waggle dance to encourage more of their sisters to come over and rob some more. So the Hive Defender® is effective at shutting down robbing behaviour.
Crafted from high-quality marine ply which has been wax dipped - the ventilated beehive lid boasts a robust galvanized cover and incorporates four circular ventilation holes. These strategically placed openings facilitate essential airflow within the hive, regulating temperature and humidity for the well-being of the bee colony, while also offering protection from the elements.
The premium slow growth pine flat-packed supers are ingeniously designed with dovetail joints, enabling effortless and sturdy assembly. Crafted for beekeepers' convenience, they easily snap together to create durable and secure hive extensions, allowing for efficient hive management and honey extraction while maintaining hive integrity.
Complete double level hive:
- Dovetail joints for easy assembly and added strength
- Supers Inner Dimension: 46.5/48.5 (L) x 36.5 (W) x 24(H) cm
- Supers Outer Dimension: 50.6 (L) x 40.6 (W) x 24.2 (H) cm
- Capacity 20 Frames Standard Full Depth Size
- 1 x Wasp Trap1 x Beast Blocker
- 1 x Hive Defender Floor - 10-Frame Hive Size
- 1 x Floor base
- 1 x Front adapter plate
- 1 x Ventilation slider
In the Box:
- 1x Assembled Ventilated Lid (Galvanised top)
- 1 x Assembled Defender Base With Beast Blocker (incl. screws)
- Nails for Supers. Note - nails for the frames are not included
- 2 x Whitehouse 10 Frame supers
- Marine Ply
- Galvanised top Lid
- Moulded plastic
- Nails are Galvanised Steel