Thanks to the included thermometer, monitoring the apiary becomes as simple as possible - all you have to do is lift the roof and read the information indicating changes inside the hive. For example, if the temperature indicated by the thermometer is lower than in the other hives, this may indicate a lack of brood. In the same way, in the spring before swarming, a significant increase in temperature can be observed, which is a clear signal to the beekeeper of the need to take appropriate preventive actions.
This mechanism significantly improves the organization of work in the apiary, giving additional time to react and make final adjustments during the planned work. We know that one of the biggest threats to the proper wintering of a bee colony is excessive moisture and improper ventilation. By using a dome, for example, made of the felt mat, we create a natural buffer that delays the sudden contact of cold and heat. This allows moisture to be absorbed and then dry out.
The crown board is made of hygienic material that is resistant to acids used in bee treatment. Thanks to its modern design, it allows you to immediately view the reaction of the bees when dispensing the medicine. An important aspect of responsible apiary management is the maintenance of hygiene inside the hive, and Dadant's crown board with thermometer and 3 spider strainers perfectly ensures this.
The Dadant Transparent crown board is fully compatible with most Dadant hives, with body feeders: 4l, 2l, 1l, dosers for formic and acetic acid, and available caps, pads and roofs. It also includes 3 spider strainers with a standard diameter of 85mm.
Material: PET (polyethylene terephthalate)
Thickness: 1 mm
Dimensions: 415 x 485 mm