This is a really solid overwintering accessory for your hives to help mitigate moisture, a major overwintering problem. As the bees cluster for warmth, they create humidity, which rises to the top of the hive and becomes condensation. If the condensation isn’t absorbed by something, it can rain back down as cold water on the bees, causing severe stress or death. Our winter chip box holds about 5 pounds of wood chips (included) to help absorb and dissipate the moisture out the top. It also has a 2″ cavity below, which is a great space for feeding winter sugar or early spring pollen patties. To top it all off, we add a pair of 3/8″ holes so the bees have that crucial upper entrance.
Comes assembled and ready to paint.
The wood chips are in a bag for easy shipping, so they need to be dumped into the box when you’re ready to use.