The 10- Frame Cypress Migratory cover is a substitute for a 10- 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 want a cheaper alternative to the telescoping cover to reduce the price of the hive. 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.
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Read the Beehive Basic Components on our blog.