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Gabled Lid – 8 Frame Size


8 in stock

An 8 frame, gabled lid with side and end ventilation. Cooler in summer and drier in winter. Marine ply which can be painted make the roof with timber sides.

The unique design of this lid reduces condensation, thus keeping bees warmer and healthier in winter. The lid also acts to keep bees cooler in summer through the increased lid space and greater ventilation. It is the shape of the gable and the added side ventilation of these lids that helps to reduce condensation within the hive. The lid also has an overhang that cools and protects the hive body below. The sloping roof will also please the onlooker and increase the positive sentiment they will have for the bee hive (“it looks like a little house”).  Use of a  hive mat above the frames in the top level is recommended. This lid comes constructed