If you live in the Pacific Northwest or other similarly rainy region,
we urge you to give this hive top a try. From our experience, it works
the best for protecting your bees from harsh winter and spring weather.
It is considered the traditional hive cover for non-migratory
The base of this hive top is made from sturdy, strong pine. The
heavy-duty metal cover is made from 26 gauge galvanized steel. The sides
of this top extend down the sides of your hive by approximately 1.5”.
These extended “eaves” allow for extra protection from the rain. It
would be very difficult for rain to get up and under this hive top.
We do recommend to keep a stone or brick on top of this cover to make sure heavy wind does not blow it off.
This top comes assembled. We
recommend to paint the wooden outer edge of the base. It measures 22”
long by 18.5” wide. It will only fit on top of a 10-frame hive. PLEASE NOTE THE METAL ON OUR LIDS IS WHITE UNLIKE THE PICTURE.