The 5 - Frame Cypress Migratory cover is a substitute for a 5- Frame telescoping cover and serves as the roof of a hive. It is a simple design that provides basic protection from the weather for the colony. It is common with commercial beekeepers because of its affordability and because it makes transporting hives easier.
The migratory cover is popular with beekeepers who are selling whole hives and want a cheaper alternative to the telescoping cover to reduce the price of the hive and with beekeepers selling nucleus hives. However, The migratory covers are not as popular with backyard beekeepers because the telescoping cover does a better job of protecting the hive from rain and snow. And backyard beekeepers do not need to move their hives often.
No need to worry about assembling them because our covers are sold fully assembled with glue, staples, and nails. If you'd like for your cover to be painted, we will coat it with primer and high-quality exterior white paint.
Our cypress migratory covers, just like with all our other equipment, are made with long-last cypress wood. It's naturally rot-resistant and will protect your colony much longer than pine wood.
If you would like to purchase this as a complete set, check out our 5 Frame Beekeeping Kit or If you would like to customize the kit, we recommend building your kit and adding separate pieces to the cart, see our other 5 Frame Hive Parts. All the pieces of the beekeeping starter kits can be purchased separately at the same price as they are in the kit. This way, you can get the bee equipment you want.
Read the Beehive Basic Components on our blog.