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These reducers will fit either 8 or 10 frame hives due to their sliding adjustable design. They are constructed from two pieces of 24 gauge steel with a baked on enamel finish and are peppered with 3/8" holes for the bees to enter and keep the mice out.
I have an 8 framed hive and my only complaint is that the metal piece isnt long enough to fit the entire way across. In order to make it fit I have to use the sliding metal piece. When I do this it forces me to have 8 holes open at once. So pretty much I have zero control on reducing with this product.
As a mouse guard alone, it works great. You just have to but an entrance reducer also and then this mouse guard to cover all bases.
- BP, CT
Easy use and upkeep
These are the go-to for their adaptability and simplicity of installation. They can be trusted to keep out mice and assist new packages, and they are easy to sanitize for use in different colonies. If a design improvement were to be made to these I would hope that it is the shape of the holes; it seems that the undertakers have difficulty taking dead bees out through them with the same speed that they would on the classic entrance reducer design.
Meta Universal entrance reducer
Excellent simple design lets me protect against mouse invasion and reducing the possibility of robbing. These reducers will last for years to come.