The use of copper was an integral part of the late 19th Century American Crafts movement. Each copper top has features emblematic of the beekeeper's attention to detail: two screened ventilation holes at either end, finely hand-sanded wooden corners, rosehead copper nails and pure copper undivided sheeting (not the rolled, thinner version available in many of the garden hive top covers found on the market). You choose how your Betterbee American Copper Hive Top will find its use: functional in your apiary or purely aesthetic and decorative in your garden. Either use will reflect the pride you take in the craft you practice.
Protect Your Investment: We recommend a yearly, very light sanding of the copper with Scotch Brite and an application of Butcher's Wax to retard the natural oxidation process, unless you prefer the natural patina that will occur over time. See additional care information here.
Note: We cannot accept returns due to spots, imperfections or scratches on the copper.