The “Guardian” is a patented technology that keeps small hive beetles from entering a beehive by masking the entrance. Guardian entrances work by making it difficult for small hive beetles to navigate the entrance and actually enter the colony. The physical edges of the entrance are difficult for the small hive beetles to traverse.
This particular entrance is designed to be placed over any round entrances that are typically drilled into the side of a box or an upper entrance.
The “Guardian” also uses red light technology that has been proven to detour the small hive beetle and disrupt their invasive efforts. Installation of the Guardian is simple and adapts to any beehive configuration from 10 and 8 frames, as well as 5 frame nucleus colonies. The Guardian gives your bees a fighting chance against the threat of small hive beetles.
The lower Guardian entrance can be found here.