Lappe's Bee Supply
Lappe's Bee Supply's Overwintering Insulation Heater Box is the newest and one of the best on the market! Available in both an 8 frame hive or a 10 frame hive size, these boxes are already painted black, saving you the time and the mess! Boxes are made with ventilation holes in the front, which are covered with heavy duty plastic entrance discs which allow you total control over leaving them open for an entrance, turned to just the ventilation holes, or even completely closed off! Made with wire screen on the top and the bottom to close the R19 insulation off from the bees, there is also an additional 3/4" rise on the bottom which will allow room for those vital winter patties or sugar for extra winter feed. This area takes the place of a candy board.
Also included is a moisture board which sits on the top of the insulation box. Small wooden spacers have been pre-nailed onto the box to allow for extra ventilation between the top of the insulation box and the moisture board. The moisture board will help to draw in the excess moisture and release it away from the bees.
While these insulation boxes will not guarantee the survival of your bee hive through the winter, it will give them a better chance to make it, especially when used in conjunction with our Bee Cozy Winter Bee Hive Single Story Wraps and Double Story Wraps.