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10 Frame Mouse Guard

$8.00

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One of the main features of using a mouse guard like this is that it is made from metal. While beekeepers sometimes find their wooden entrance reducers chewed through, the mice cannot chew through a metal mouse guard.

Much like an entrance reducer, mouse guards fit over the entrance of your hive to help defend your bees. The mouse guard should be installed as winter approaches. During this time mice are looking for a place to stay through the cold months. Mice love to live in beehives because not only do they have access to free food, but they also use the heat from the bees as a miniature furnace. To learn more about what bees do in winter, how they stay warm and how to prepare your hive check out our other article: The Ultimate Guide to Winterizing Your Bees.

Like many parts of a beehive, the mouse guard also has two functions. One one side, there are a bunch of small holes that the bees can't pass through. This is a great setting if you want your hive to be able to vent, but not exit the hive. You might use this side if you're moving your hive from one area to another. Another reason for this is if you just installed a new package of bees and you want to make sure they start laying eggs there.

On the other side, you'll find small "n" shaped cut outs. This is large enough for the bees to go in and out of your hive, but there's no chance a mouse would.

To install, just face the bended tabs away from the hive and use the 2 small nail plates to hold up the mouse guard. You can use some of the leftover nails from when you assembled your hive bodies.

Vendor: Galena Farms SKU: GF10-MG
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Includes:

  • 10 Frame Mouse Guard

Why Choose Galena Farms?

Galena Farms is a little piece of paradise grown in the middle of Ohio. Here at the farms, we are committed to bringing you creative solutions that are dependable, tested, and competitively priced.

If you've been around for any length of time, you know that the beekeeping world has been flooded with accessories and promises to make your life easier. To be honest with you, most of these products aren't worth the horse they rode in on.

Keeping our commitments means you can count on us to bring you a durable & reliable product that isn't going to fall apart on you the second time you use it. At the core of it, beekeeping really doesn't take much - a curious mind, a brave heart, and a few essential tools can pave a pathway to being successful. That's why we don't focus on selling the best/newest products under the sun because frankly, it's more than you need and it's more than you need to pay. We've been beekeeping long enough to know what works and what doesn't. Everything we sell has been tested and has received the rubber stamp of approval by Galena Farms.

Shipping & Delivery

Our beehives leave the warehouse in mint condition. In transit wooden beehives can become damaged.

We ship out your beehives out during business hours -- we typically ship within 24 hours of when the order was placed. In some cases we do ship your product out on the same day you order it, but if not, you can expect it to be shipped on the following day.

Please note that if you are ordering an assembled product, this may take a little more time.

We use both FedEx and UPS to ship our products, whichever is faster. We ship from central Ohio and on average products take 1 to 4 days to reach your house.

We try our very best to get your beehives to you as fast as possible.

Depending on your order, at times our beehives can be too large to ship in just one package. For your convenience, we will split large orders into multiple boxes that are easy to carry and less accident prone.

Although all of your packages will have left our facility at the same time, please do not be surprised if they do not arrive at the same time. Shipping companies can sometimes be unpredictable, but rest assured your packages will be there soon. Please check your confirmation email for your tracking number(s).

Please order and assemble your hive well in advanced to the arrival of your bees so you know there will be no issues. Poor planning on your part does not render an emergency on ours.

To qualify for free shipping, you must purchase $50 or more in products and live within the continental United States. If your order doesn't quite hit the $50 mark, we have a number of low cost accessories that can be added to your order. As a benefit to you, we also give deep discounts for purchasing in quantities of 2+, 5+, or 10+ of a product so that you can easily meet the $50 minimum on free shipping.

If you wish to have beehives shipped to you out of the United States, then please contact us via email and we'll get you a rate quote.

You can email us at galenafarms@gmail.com or contact us at GalenaFarms.com/contact-us