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Adapta Eke - Clearer Board with Porter Bee Escapes

Adapta Eke - Clearer Board with Porter Bee Escapes

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Product Code: A1004


Clearer Board with two porter escapes - to fit the Adapta Eke

Following on from the success of the Adapta Stand we have developed this multi-purpose eke. The eke has a variety of ledges that hold different boards depending on what manipulation you are carrying out with your bees at the time. It is 70mm deep so can be a feeder eke or Apiguard Rim.

The green ledge will take your choice of plywood clearer board with either....

  • Two Porter Escapes
  • Canadian Cone Escapes
  • Rhombus Escape
  • Circular Escape

Mesh Rhombus Board. This escape will keep honey supers warm to assist with uncapping and extraction, with heat rising directly from the brood nest through the galvanised mesh.

The red ledge will take our new Mesh Feeder Board. Working on the same principle as the Mesh Rhombus Board, any syrup feeder placed on this board will benefit from the heat generated by the brood nest and be more appealing and accessible to the bees.

By turning the Adapta Eke over, the blue ledge will take a travelling screen or clear polycarbonate viewing window with rubber seal.

By removing the shaped galvanised closure (held in place by magnets) a 90x15mm entrance is formed. Through here it is possible to fit most makes of vaporiser. Vaporising oxalic acid treatments from above is becoming more and more popular. The fumes readily disperse through the hive and you can see what you are doing through the viewing window, therefore negating the risk of setting the hive alight!

NB always wear protective clothing, mask, goggles and gloves when vaporising oxalic acid treatments.

The Adapta Eke can also be an upper entrance, useful if there are several supers on the hive and by adding a queen excluder it can be used for a Bailey comb change.

See video below showing how to use the Adapta Eke.




Adapta Eke - Clearer Board with Porter Bee Escapes

Height: 12mm

Width: 420mm

Length: 420mm



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Glass Jars are sent at the consignees own risk. We regret neither ourselves or the carrier will take responsibility for breakages.

It's also free for orders of any value if you opt to collect from one of our branches (some items do not apply). This is subject to availability.

There may be an additional carriage charge for some heavy and bulky items to Northern Ireland, the Scottish Highlands and islands, Isle of Man and off-shore islands.

Products may be sent out from multiple locations and therefore may arrive separately, but you won't incur additional delivery charges as a result.

Orders are sent out as quickly as possible but there may be occasional delays during the busy season or if an item is out of stock.  We will contact you if there is expected to be a significant delay with your order. 

Although we try to send out complete orders there will be occasions when some items are out of stock.  In these instances we may send your order in several parts.  You will not incur additional delivery charges as a result.

If you'd like to have items sent to separate UK addresses, please complete a separate order for each address. A separate delivery charge will be made for each address if applicable.


Orders weighing less than 2kg are sent standard 2nd class Royal Mail.  If you would like your order sent 1st class then please contact us for a quote or choose 1st class in the delivery options.

All orders weighing over 2kg are sent via carrier.  We use Parcel Force and FedEx for UK and international parcels.  We may also send large orders via a pallet service.

On receipt of your order, please check the goods thoroughly. Ensure any consignment note from the carrier is clearly marked ‘unexamined’ – deleting the words ‘in good condition’.  We regret we cannot replace any damaged goods unless this has been done.  Shortages and breakages must be advised within 10 days of delivery.

If there is a problem with the carrier, please contact us immediately on 01673 858555 or e-mail sales@thorne.co.uk.  Please do not attempt to contact the carrier as we are able to deal with this more quickly and efficiently.

Carriers may leave parcels in a safe place at our instruction.  If you do have a safe place the parcel can be left or a neighbour that will accept the parcel then please tell us when you place your order.

Orders will be sent to the billing address unless an alternative delivery address is specified.


Queens are sent on a 1st class Royal Mail.  Queens are sent in a travelling cage with several attendants, candy and full introduction instructions.

Our Queens are British Hybrids and are extremely balanced, user friendly bees.  They are all mated but not clipped or marked.


Our bees are sold in a travelling box in a six frame nucleus.  These can be collected from either our head office at Rand, Thornes of Windsor, Thornes of Stockbridge or Thornes of Devon.  Bees are pre-ordered and a non-refundable deposit taken.  We will contact you when your bees are ready for collection.

All our bees are sourced from reputable breeders in England. 

Collection Only

Due to the nature of some of our products, certain items are collection only.  These include Acetic acid and six frame nuclei.

Returns and Refunds

All our products are guaranteed for 12 months.  Konigin extractors have a four year warranty.

Goods may be returned to us for a full refund or exchange within 28 days providing they are undamaged and we receive proof of purchase.  Goods that may have been ordered as a gift can also be exchanged for Thorne vouchers if the product is not required.

Goods can be returned to our head office at Rand or to any of our branches.

We cannot refund or exchange personalised labels unless they have been incorrectly supplied. 

We cannot accept returns or refunds on AVM-GSL medicines (MAQS, Apivar, Apilife Var, Apiguard, Apistan, Api-bioxal, Oxybee).  These medicines can only be refunded if they were sent in error or damaged in transit.

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