We have a bucket of 'bee junk'. Things we purchased and didn't measure up. The items on this page are not part of that collection. Here are the items which have been field tested by RJ Honey. They work for us and we think they will be a good value and work for you.
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Queen excluder
plastic queen excluder
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Plastic queen excluder. Queen won't be laying and messing up the honey super. Use them with built supers otherwise they will not build comb.
$9.00
1 gal. frame feeder
Quart gallon Hive ware Top Feeder
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The feeder will hold one gallon. Ladder tubes help prevent drowning. Use in place of one outside frame.
$12.00
2 qt. top feeder.
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The feeder will hold two quart jars plus lids. You provide the jars and feed.

It installs on top of the inner cover. Place an extra empty deep or two super son top. Put the top cover on. And you are good to go.

The advantages of this feeding method are no dead bees and it discourages robbing.
$7.00
Mite Board
Bee supplies mites count board corrugated plastic
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Varroa will kill your hive. Getting a count of them is crucial. This 14.5 x 21" corrugated plastic mite board fits underneath the RJ Honey screened bottom board. Treat your hive. Spray some Pam on the mite board. Put it underneath your hive. Check it in a day for mite drop.
$1.00
Candy Feeder with Sugar
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This is inexpensive winter insurance. Starve outs are a major reason for Winter loss. Another is humidity. This candy board can help both of these issues and perhaps keep your hive alive through a difficult Winter.

This replaces the inner cover. Sugar up, paper down. Top entrance hole towards the front. Push top cover against back of hive so front entrance is useable. Since the inner cover propolis seal will be broken, use a wrap of duct tape to seal the hive.
$35.00
Candy Feeder Frame Only
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This is inexpensive winter insurance. Starve outs are a major reason for Winter loss. Another is humidity. This candy board can help both of these issues and perhaps keep your hive alive through a difficult Winter.

This replaces the inner cover. Sugar up, paper down. Top entrance hole towards the front. Push top cover against back of hive so front entrance is useable. Since the inner cover propolis seal will be broken, use a wrap of duct tape to seal the hive.
$20.00