One of the most important winter prep items for the beekeeper is a good mouse guard, and ours is one of the best out there. Not only does it keep mice out in the winter, it can be flipped over to completely close the bees inside the hive. This is handy for moving the hive, or keeping the bees closed in while the neighboring farmer sprays nasty chemicals.
Shipped with stainless steel screws for easy installation. The brackets stay on the hive, and the guard easily slides in and out of the brackets. For 8 frame hives, please see the photos for proper installation.