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Nucleus Hive Vivaldi Board™️ with Vivaldi Screen™️

Nucleus Hive Vivaldi Board™️ with Vivaldi Screen™️

Regular price $38.95 USD
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Upper Entrance Notch

The Vivaldi Board™️  has become a key tool in managing hive temperature, moisture, and top-feeding.  Until now, it has not been available for nucleus hives. But nucleus colonies are more vulnerable than full-size colonies, so the Vivaldi Board is arguably even more important.

The new Nucleus Hive Vivaldi Board fits 5-frame nucleus boxes with a 9.625” width and 19.875” length.  The included Vivaldi Screen is xxx by  yy dimension.

For more details on Vivaldi Board benefits, see our tuturials and the listing for 10-frame Vivaldi Boards.

The combination Vivaldi Board and Vivaldi Screen was developed to address the moisture problems of the North West. The screened vent slots provide ventilation in the hot months and mitigates moisture build-up. The Vivaldi Screen™️ enables moisture to efficiently wick moisture into the Vivaldi board by increasing the surface area of absorption. We use wood shavings in a custom burlap bag but you can also use sheep wool, cedar shavings or other natural material. You can also provide emergency winter feeding of Drivert sugar or pollen substitute directly through the screen.  We find that the bees love congregating under the Vivaldi Screen in winter because it is the warmest spot in the hive. This is a great alternative to a quilt board.

A telescoping lid may cover the ventilation slot, but this is intentional as the small gap between the lid and board still allows adequate air flow while protecting from harsh weather such as driving rain or snow. 


Shipping & Returns

All items aside from complete hives & honey are available for shipping.

Care Instructions

We strongly recommend painting the exterior of all wooden components with exterior laytex paint.

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