A mesh base allows the bees to chase out SHB and other pests, improves ventilation and health of the hive, whilst still providing an appropriate barrier.
This fully assembled base is designed for a standard 8 F hive with the external dimensions of the riser of 506mm x 355mm. It is made using 3.5mm x 3.5mm square 304 stainless and carefully designed to avoid any corners where pests could hide. The timber is all NZ pine.
Note - this base does not have a bottom draw or tray. It is an open mesh base. We do have another model that includes a removable draw below the grid mesh.