WHAT IS IT? The inner cover acts as the ceiling inside your hive, sitting above the most upper box and under the cover. Inner covers are most commonly paired with the telescoping cover because they work well together. Without an inner cover, the telescoping cover can become very difficult to remove.
CYPRESS RIM: The exterior rim of the inner cover is made from rot-resistant cypress wood and the interior of the inner cover is made from plywood so it does not swell when exposed to moisture.
ESCAPE HOLE: Each inner cover has an oval that is cut to fit a porter bee escape which is a device that acts like a one-way door for the bees sometimes used during honey harvesting. The hole also acts as a hole for moist air to escape through the top of the hive if an extra air escape is added above the inner cover.
ASSEMBLED: Our inner covers are sold completely assembled with glue, staples, and nails.