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• Ventilation screen and/or feeding plug.
• If you rotate the mechanism, with a simple CLICK, it turns into a small safety entrance for bees.
• Remove the mechanism altogether and you can use it as big entrance or a feeding plug.
To apply it in your beehive you will need:
• A drill with a 43mm hole saw
• Four 3,5 x 13mm screws
• A Polyurethane Sealant
We apply the PU sealant in the inner surface of the plug. We follow the same steps for a wooden beehive. The new ANEL plug is of larger diameter than the previous model. To replace the older model with the new plug you will need a 43mm cylindrical drill. The new plug comes with a hinge and opens sideways. It is advised to open it with a hive tool while holding it from the top, or by hand using our thumbnails. Due to opening sideways the plug cannot be closed by the wind. Position the lid in 90 degrees from the body to remove it. This is very useful because a potential thief will need special equipment.
The new Entrance, Ventilation & Feeding Plug can be used in many ways. As a feeding plug on the top cover, as ventilation or entrance in the frontside / backside of the top cover, as a small entrance on the side of the beehive protecting the bees from potential enemies, as ventilation on the sides, or as a big hive entrance. An alternative beehive entrance is very important. In case of plunder we leave the small entrance open so that only few bees can come in and the intruders can be handled. We close the front doors and lead the bees on the alternative entrance which the already know and use. For even more drastic measures if we want to prevent plunder, we just seal the plugs on the top cover.


Where to use, During spring if we want to use a second hive body, it is very useful to have a second entrance in the upper hive body for beehive decongestion. A second entrance also helps bees collect honey easier, especially if we use a queen excluder.

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