FEED AND TREAT YOUR BEES WITHOUT OPENING THE HIVE, WITHOUT SUITING UP, WITHOUT SMOKING, ANYTIME DAY OR NIGHT.
THE BBQX IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR SALE YET. CROWDFUNDING OPTIONS AND FULL PRICING COMING SOON!
SAVE MONEY, SAVE TIME, SAVE THE BEES.
So what is the BBQX?, Well the BBQX is a queen excluder with a difference. You see the BBQX has two apertures built into the QX frame which allow the beekeeper to feed and treat their bees without talking the hive apart. With the BBQX sitting above the brood box and below the super you can use the lance supplied to treat your bees with liquid feeds and treatments at any time. The BBQX also comes with two trays which allow the easy application of treated wafers. Simply load a wafer or partial wafer into the tray and seat the tray in the BBQX aperture. Simple.
Each kit will include our BBQX Frame, 2 Loops and 2 Trays, Full printed instructions.
1 Lance & Syringe are sold separately as is the liquid feeder.
A MORE INDEPTH DESCRIPTION:
The patented Bee-Bay Queen Excluder (BBQX) enables the beekeeper to treat and feed his hives without the need to kit up, at any time of the day or night and in any weather conditions or seasons, thus enabling essential treatments to be carried out at the right time for the bees.
Helps improve the bees welfare, reducing parasites and diseases and increasing honey yields. Minimal disturbance of the bees. Convenient and versatile. Safe and economical.
The philosophy behind this system is one of Minimal Hive Intervention (MHI). We believe in letting the bees in a colony to go about their business with as little interference and disturbance as possible and as close to natural conditions as those experienced by wild bees. Clearly, as an active beekeeper they can’t be completely ignored and at certain times of the year, depending on external factors, they need to be treated against pests and diseases as well as given additional feed to boost colony strength and health.
The treatment lance allows feeds or products to be distributed into the hive which triggers the bees cleaning and feeding behaviours. Testing has proved that the bees will find the feeds and treatments within the hive and on each other, meaning great, proven internal distribution of products.
The liquid feeder sits in the BBQX aperture and can be filled with up to 500ml of liquid feed.
The BBQX enables those all-important and timely interventions to be carried out precisely when needed regardless of external conditions and timings, but without the need to take the hive apart and the subsequent disruption of the colony. That means that when you do need to go into the brood box for other reasons like checking for queen right, disease or brood inspection then you can make a more appropriate judgement in terms of weather, time, etc as to when to go in without the pressure of precise treatment spacings.
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