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Robbing Screen – Stop Robbing Wasps and Bees

4.67 out of 5 based on 6 customer ratings
(6 customer reviews)

$32.50 (GST Included)

A Robbing Screen for your Bee Colony to help prevent wasps and other Honey Bees robbing your honey bees.

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A Robbing Screen for your Bee Colony.

Are wasps an issue for your Bees colonies? Have you lost hives to these pesky little devils?

Do you need a way to help prevent Robbers attacking your bee colonies, try out the “kiwimana Robbing Screen.”

This screen is attached to front of your beehive over the entrance. It comes with a 90cm Bungy cord. The Bungy cord goes around the bottom box, this prevents the Robbing screen being blown off by the wind. Or removed by very strong wasp nests.

The Robbing Screen has three modes:-

  • Fully open entrance
  • Small opening, two bee spaces for an active robbing.
  • Closed Entrance (for extreme robbing incidents or when hive is being moved)

Wasp - photo credit: wolfpix cc
Wasp – photo credit: wolfpix cc
Wasps and other attackers tend to try and enter the entrance via the base of the Robbing Screen, due to the scent of your colony. Your resident bees work out the new entrance and adapt quickly to the new entrance. The robbers don’t adapt and fail to get into your colony.

Place the entrance on the hive at night time, so bees in hive re-orientate to the new entrance on the next working day.

The Robbing screen also works to deter other robbing honey bees as well as common or German wasps.

The kiwimana robbing screen could also be used when moving hives in your apiary, the new entrance forces the field bees to re ordinate to the new location.

The entrance is 405 mm wide and designed to fit a standard Langstroth hive box, additional tape or wood may be required if you don’t have a standard entrance way. Custom units can be made by request.

If you have any questions, please get in touch.
Please note access cover can be either plastic or metal depending on availability.

Further Reading

Here is a paper from the University of California on how to Prevent Robbing:-
Preventing Robbing with a Robbing Screeen

Other methods to keep wasps our of your hives:-
German Wasps – How to Keep them out of your bee hives

Additional Information

Weight 0.50 kg
Dimensions 405 x 140 x 50 mm

6 reviews for Robbing Screen – Stop Robbing Wasps and Bees

  1. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    This has been great for wasp control. My hive was getting really hammered by the little devils. As soon as I put the screen on the girls could easily fight back and keep them at bay. Great product Gary

  2. 4 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Well made product can rest assure my hive will not get robbed like in the past

  3. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    These screens will be better than my usual method of blocking up the entrance because they still allow air flow. Its not just wasps that bother my girls, one year roaming bees were about when we opened them in Autumn and we had to block them up very small, these will also prevent that situation. They are also well made.

  4. 4 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    The screens are brilliant. Have already managed to bamboozle the early hatch of European Wasps. The only problem we have over here (Melbourne) is all of us had to modify the screens to suit the Hive Box. Was only a matter of putting another piece of wood at both sides to narrow it. A two second job. Otherwise, we are all thrilled with them. Great product.

  5. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    These robbing screens are fantastic, giving peace of mind to the bees and me. We don’t have problems with wasps or robber bees when the screens are in place.

  6. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Early days for me at this stage. Seems to be working very well so far. Bees found their way through no problem.

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