Price: $245 USD
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HiveGate™ stops robbing by intruders such as robbing bees, wasps and yellow jackets.
HiveGate™ is a tunnel-like device that is fitted inside the hive, onto the hive base. One end becomes the external hive entrance. The other end becomes the internal and now the actual hive entrance, positioned under the bee cluster.
The design of this new entrance improves the bees’ defence by:
directing intruders (such as robbing bees or wasps) to the bee cluster where they are forced to engage with a large number of bees;
as well as making the journey into the hive more difficult for the intruders.
The tunnel design changes the bees’ line of defence from only at the front of the hive, to a zone of defence and multiple points of detection throughout the tunnel – which ends under the bee cluster where the bees can now very easily detect the stressed intruder. The alarm pheromones from the now stressed intruder alert the bees in the cluster. Confrontation with the bees is now unavoidable for the intruder resulting in the bees starting a continued attack. The intruder now has to engage and fight the bees and cannot slink into the hive unnoticed.
Most intruders (such as robbing bees or wasps) don’t make it past the internal entrance of the HiveGate and give up by leaving the tunnel unsuccessfully. If an intruder does make it past this point and into the hive, then it encou