8 Frame Cypress Screened Bottom Board

$25.99 USD

This 8 Frame Cypress Screened Bottom Board serves as the floor of the hive, supporting all the weight of the boxes and frames on top of it.

The Cypress Screened Bottom Board has become very popular in the last decade to help reduce the population of varroa mites. This is the main reason for its popularity and the reason we include it in our beekeeping starter kits by default.

You can purchase your bottom boards assembled with Titebond Glue, staples, and nails, so you don't have to worry about it. The 8-Frame solid bottom board does not have a screen and, because of its solid floor, provides more insulation during cold months. Both options work great and have been used for decades.

It is designed to work perfectly with our small hive beetle tray that seals completely, keeping bees out of the oil or diatomaceous earth in the pan. We redesigned our bottom boards to work perfectly with our Small Hive Beetle Oil Pan Trap.

The screen on the bottom of the bottom board serves as a false floor that bees cannot get through, but debris and air can pass through easily. Our screened bottom boards also have a small rail underneath the screen where a corrugated board can rest. This corrugated board allows beekeepers to "close" the screen, reducing any drafts.


You can choose if you'd like us to prime and paint your bottom board.


See our other 8 Frame Hive Parts available at our store.

Read the Beehive Basic Components on our blog.

Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
Bailey D.
Great place for the bees to hangout

My bees have LOVED hanging on this fresh Cyprus porch. This product is well constructed and has lasted through all seasons. I appreciate that I can add an oil tray if needed to help out the bees.

Keep buzzing and enjoying your cozy hangout spot bees!

Sarah W.
Breathable Screen Bottom

Great for hot weather ventilation.

Great Product

Purchased this with the small hive beetle tray to help mitigate the pest. Last year small hive beetles wiped out a hive and were super difficult to manage. Hoping that the addition of the tray with this great quality bottom board does the trick!

Dwaine S.

The screen bottoms help keep the bees cooler.


awesome product. fast fulfillment and shipping