Three-Gate Robbing Screen
Say goodbye to trying to thwart robbing bees with bent wire mesh and wet sheets. This three-gate robbing screen can be placed on the hive to stop robbing before it starts. Each gate can be opened and closed at any given time, confusing robbers before they get in, while allowing adjustable access to the hive's own bees. Under robbing pressure, close the bottom gate, leaving top gates open- hive bees quickly learn how to enter/ exit their hive, while invaders are left outside, looking for a way in!
This screen can also be used as an entrance reducer for small or young colonies who are still building up their ability to guard their hive by limiting the openings. When all three gates are closed and the screen is securely fastened to the hive box, this screen can help to keep bees in hive if needed due to spraying or other concerns.
This screen is designed for a 10 frame Langstroth hive. Due to differences between hive equipment manufacturers, please measure your hive opening before ordering. Bottom of the screen should sit securely against the bottom board, and each side should be close/ touching each edge. Please see pictures of Wicked Ladies' Dancing Bees hive for example of a properly mounted screen. Dimensions of this screen are 14 11/16" W x 6 1/16" H (with the tabs for the top gates, total overall height is 6 3/4")
Screws for mounting screen directly onto hive box are included, and all wood is stained for improved outdoor durability. Installation requires a screwdriver (not included). 100% made in the USA by Wicked Ladies Bees. Due to their handmade nature, there may be variation in wood tone stain colors. Gates are ready for shipping, and cost includes shipping to lower 48 US states. Are you local to the southern New England area? Save $5 per screen by arranging local pick up! Contact us prior to ordering to receive a discounted invoice.
For other shipping information or locations, please contact us. Due to its intended use with livestock, returns for this product are not accepted. Please be sure to measure hives before ordering and contact us with any questions. Hive boxes and/or bottom boards not included with screen.
Three-gate screens can also be custom ordered with wood components stained or painted specific colors, as well as in custom sizes for alternate hive sizes and some nucs. Additional charges or minimum orders may apply. Please contact Wicked Ladies Bees for information.