The bottom board serves as the foundation and entrance to the hive. Our two-sided, reversible beehive bottom board has a 1/8" entrance on one side and a 3/4" entrance on the other. Comes fully assembled: screwed not nailed.
Includes wooden entrance reducer for winter use or new hives.
Remember to clean out your bottom board in the spring. Debris builds up during the winter and can be easily removed with a hive tool.
Place your hive as level as possible but with a slight tilt forward, so the front of the bottom board is 3/8" lower than the back. This will prevent water from pooling in the back of the hive.
When painting the beehive bottom board, remember to paint the "landing zone" that is exposed to outside elements.