WHAT IS IT? The telescoping cover is the very top of the hive and is on the hive year-round. The cover acts as the roof of your hive and is your hive's primary defense against the rain, snow, and sun.
CYPRESS WOOD: We are known for our quality, rot-resistant cypress wood and we certainly include it on our telescoping covers. The cover is completely made of cypress wood, including the interior, so you can be confident you are getting a high-quality telescoping cover.
ALUMINUM CAP: The cypress wood is great protection from the elements, but since the telescoping cover is constantly in the weather year-round, we put an aluminum cover on the top of it to protect it further. The white aluminum also serves as a great place to make notes on for hive records.
FULLY ASSEMBLED: Our telescoping covers are sold fully assembled with glue, staples, and nails. No need to worry about assembling them. If you'd like, choose for your cover to be painted and we will coat it with primer and high quality exterior white paint.
PAIR WITH INNER COVER: Telescoping covers are the most popular cover used by beekeepers and work better when paired with an inner cover.
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