We are still using these Screened Bottom Boards in our Bee yard. The oldest is 15 years old and still in great shape. Never needs paint and will last years and years.
Our Prototype. Notice the open hook which we closed right away so you wouldn't get snagged. Sold this style from May 2005 to July 2006, then got new stamped tags. This is an active board. Just waiting to do some splits.
Combo Original with Stamped Smoke Hole Tags. July 2006 to 2010 This one is currently in use.
Country Rubes Original Made from March 2010 to October 2012
Our Combo Deep Screened Bottom Board. Note two bees and the word Deep on Smoke Hole tag. Made from October 2012 to present.