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Bee Hive - Varroa Bottom Board - Ventilated with Triple Disc - 10 Frame Hive Doctor Base

SKU: HDBV2TDW

  • 10 Frame
  • Adaptable and functional UV resistant bottom board with a low profile for stability and sturdiness
  • Any entrance size or configuration can be set
  • Easy turn, easy access dials
  • Pest checking trays and other accessories sold separately.
  • Vented bottom boards can reduce varroa loading and be utilised as part of a varroa management system.
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Bee Hive - Varroa Bottom Board - Ventilated with Triple Disc - 10 Frame Hive Doctor Base


  • Screened bottom board with optional ventilation when using with compatible inspection trays
  • Use the screened bottom board to inspect for varroa (pest trays required)
  • Pre-set wasp guards create a 9mm reduced entrance to prevent wasp invasion, on all three disks
  • Easy turn, easy access dials- designed for pest and robbing control.
  • Straight sides and ends for easy palletising, and strapping multiple hives.
  • Screw holes for securing to pallets.
  • Locator slots through centre of base for Emlock hive strappers.
  • Locating lugsto secure your hive box, and rigid design to prevent bowing
  • Universal entrance space to allow future functionality, eg. pollen traps, varroa control, and other wasp control.
  • Deep floor with great venting (21% ventilation), with the ability for venting to be closed off with pest trays.
  • Triple disk entrance for a choice of entrance options (disk colour may vary)
  • Bar entrance reducer available separately here slots in front of the box, and can be flipped to either close or reduce the entrance, and stored in the front holding slot.
  • Pest checking trays: available separately here. 10 Frame Bottom Boards require 2 x Pest checking trays
  • Available in 10 frame or 8 frame 
  • Dimensions: 53 x 40.5 x 5cm

Ventilated bottom boards can reduce varroa loading and be utilised as part of a varroa management system.

  • Modelling has shown Varroa control with venting can be up to 30% over the course of a year. This control does not work in isolation and needs to be used with other treatment options.
  • The mechanism does not actively treat mites but takes advantage of natural mite fall.
  • It is estimated that 20% of phoretic mites fall off the bee in their first 72 hours.
  • With vented bottom boards, mites that fall off the bees fall out of the hive, as opposed to solid floors where the mites can climb back up from the floor and reattach themselves to the bee.
  • This reduction may seem small, but it will decrease the varroa stress load on the hive.
  • This may be particularly beneficial when mite treatments cannot be applied E.g. long summer honey flows.
  • Modeling has shown that through the period between two synthetic treatments mite drop through vented bottom boards can lead to a reduction of up to a third in phoretic mites.

Reduced mite loadings lead to healthier hives, colonies under less mite stress, reduced PMS and reduced hive losses.

Keep in mind that this is no substitute for high efficacy synthetic or organic treatments. Mite levels should be monitored and treated accordingly.

Research on vented boards reducing varroa mites can be viewed here


For more information click here to download our instruction guide

About the Smart Bottom Board

Original / Smart Bottom Board Comparison

Please note:when using pollen patties, place patties carefully on the top bars of the hive, ensuring no pieces fall through to the bottom board. As with any food product, these pieces may attract rodents which could result in damage to the hive.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 11 reviews
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Jarra

Not bad base

J
John Holmes
Bottom board hive doctor

Good quality and quick delivery thanks

G
Grant
Bottom board

These work well and as intended will catch those beetles. Frustrating that they don't come with pest checking trays and I had to place a second order otherwise 5 stars.

C
Colin Purkis
Hive doctor smart bottom board

Most of my hives have this board - Quality is good and the fact that I can close things up when neighbouring farms are spraying pesticide is a fantastc bonus - I just wish the trays came WITH the bottom board - or the Ecrotek site mentioned in LARGE BOLD letters that they are separate. I have twice ordered these bottom boards and had to go back and pay freight on an additonal order of trays.

A
Antonio bond
beetle trap

I like your hive doctor base but after using them for some time the major let down is when we get rain many of them fill up full of water if this issue was to be rectified they would be a much better product thank you

Ecrotek delivers within Australia using Standard Courier delivery services for small orders. Orders exceeding 0.5m³ will be sent using Premium Courier delivery services. If your online order exceeds the small parcel size, you need a separate freight quote - see below.

Goods are delivered on business days only. We cannot deliver on weekends or public holidays.

Signature on Delivery Required

We must get a signature when your order is delivered; we recommend you provide a delivery address where someone can receive and sign for your order. If no one is at your delivery address, the courier company will leave you a card in your letter box advising you of collection details.

All prices displayed on our website are in Australian Dollars ($AUD) and will be charged in Australian Dollars at the checkout

Postage Delivery Times

Urban Rural
Standard Courier 3-6working days* 4-7 working days*
Premium Courier 2-3 working days* 3-5 working days*
  • All orders include tracking.
  • Delivery may be delayed during peak season.

*Dependent upon payment confirmation and stock availability.

Tracking

Once your order is shipped you will receive an email confirming your shipping details and tracking number.

If you have an account with Ecrotek you can also view the status of your order online when you log into your account.

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Order Support and Further Information

If there is a problem with your order or you would like further information about postage and deliveries, please contact us with your order details (and number):

Australian customers:

E: sales@ecrotek.com.au
T: 1800 905 687

Customer Reviews

Based on 11 reviews
64%
(7)
36%
(4)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
J
Jarra

Not bad base

J
John Holmes
Bottom board hive doctor

Good quality and quick delivery thanks

G
Grant
Bottom board

These work well and as intended will catch those beetles. Frustrating that they don't come with pest checking trays and I had to place a second order otherwise 5 stars.

C
Colin Purkis
Hive doctor smart bottom board

Most of my hives have this board - Quality is good and the fact that I can close things up when neighbouring farms are spraying pesticide is a fantastc bonus - I just wish the trays came WITH the bottom board - or the Ecrotek site mentioned in LARGE BOLD letters that they are separate. I have twice ordered these bottom boards and had to go back and pay freight on an additonal order of trays.

A
Antonio bond
beetle trap

I like your hive doctor base but after using them for some time the major let down is when we get rain many of them fill up full of water if this issue was to be rectified they would be a much better product thank you

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