TODAY’S PATENT – BEEHIVES
This invention “Beehives” was invented by Arthur E. Watts and Alfred E. A. Green which was granted patent on 19th May, 1981 by the USPTO bearing patent grant number US4267612A to the patentee. The present invention relates to a clearer board for a beehive, comprising a shallow box-like structure having a top wall member extending across the box and from the front wall towards the rear wall and a bottom wall member extending across the box and from the rear wall towards the front wall, the top and bottom wall members overlapping to form a tunnel between bee accesses in the top and bottom of the box.
A shallow box with opposed first and second side walls joined at or near one end by a third side wall, a first cover member extending between corresponding first edges of the side walls and from the third wall, and a second cover member extending between corresponding first portions of the second edges of said first and second walls and spaced from the third wall to define a tunnel between the internal surfaces of the overlapping parts of said cover member and said first and second side walls, the tunnel communicating with a first bee access and a second bee access at either end, and gate means having a first operational position where bees can travel in either direction between the first and second accesses through the tunnel and a second operational position where only one direction can be travelled by bees between the first and second access.