Made from pine, hardboard and Colour Bond metal, Waggle & Forage make our beehive lids right here in Kyneton. They have 2 air vents on each end.
Our Beehive Lids come in both 8 frame and 10 frame sizes. You can also choose between waxed dipped & painted rims or raw pine.
Please note: the Colour Bond lids are a very pale green.
What does "Waxed Dipped & Painted" mean?
Waggle & Forage run a preserving process on pine hive-ware that ensures longevity and protects your beehive from the harsh Australian weather. Once your beehive lid has been assembled, we dip the pine in 170 deg/Celsius of hot wax, consisting of 50% microcrystalline and 50% paraffin. Our rims are dipped for 8 minutes, at which point we elevate from the hot wax and paint immediately with a high quality, external, oil based paint.
Any moisture in the pine is steamed out during the dipping phase. As we paint the pine immediately, the paint soaks into the pine and also bakes onto the surface.
Whilst we make no guarantee on the longevity of your hive-ware, we are proud to be using this well known and established standard for hive-ware preservation.