B.S. National Multi Function Crown Board
Our Crown Board is built to last for years of use in the hive!
Place our Crown Board underneath the Roof to provide proper working space for your bees.
Use in conjunction with a Bee Escape to remove bees from supers.
Masonite free and fully assembled using 2nd Grade Pine!
Multi-Function Crown Boards allow 2" (7 cm) extra space for feeding or treatments.
The purpose of this board is that one crown board fulfils the purposes of feeding, treatments and swarm control.
Feeding – Our Rapid Top Feeder fits easily onto this Crown Board. The depth allows shallow feeders.
Treatments – All treatments work very well when you turn the board over.
Swarm Control – Firstly find all the queen cells and allow to reduce to a single visible queen cell.
Using the normal position, cover the hole in the Multi Function Crown Board.
Swarm control, Find the queen first !.
Place two frames of brood in a brood box above the Multi Function Crown Board and shake as many bees as you can from the box. Fill the bottom box with frames or replace existing ones. Release the queen into the bottom box, put the Multi Function Crown Board on followed by the second box full of bees with the yellow cap facing the opposite direction to the bottom box.
Take out the yellow cap, place the Multi Function Crown Board on top and close.
Flying and foraging bees will leave the top box with only nurse bees remaining. Leave for approximately two weeks for the cell in the top box to hatch, and hopefully your queen will be laying.
What a fabulous board. An no more fussing with ekes or trying to persuade my very busy apiary manager to make me some. This multi function board was ordered as standard boards were out of stock. So glad I ordered them. They take my English feeder perfectly and will take my celcon insulation boards as well. Although I haven't used my rhombus this year, I will be doing this next year!! Every cloud has a silver lining! I would recommend this product. 10/10
Really pleased I bought 2 of multifunction crown boards. I use them with 8 way bee porter escapes. Not a bee in sight. Excellent job. Hoping to use re: winter feeding
Impressed my fellow beekeeper. Who is now hoping to buy some.
Sadly my order was very delayed due to stock issues, but I had no notification of any delays. I would rate materials 10 out of 10 but communications 1 out of 10.
Due to lack of stock for their normal crownboard I got my first 2 of these as an upgrade to their multifunction crownboard - what a wonderful bonus. At the end of summer 2017 I used it with a rhombus clearer and it left a lot of space for the bees who'd left the super and then once I'd removed the super I instantly turned upside it down for the English feeder. No eke needed. I've just needed to put some fondant on one of my hives and again with this crownboard it was so easy. I've now got 4 of these crownboards and whilst I'm disappointed that they are currently out of stock I'll wait a bit as these are worth waiting for.
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