The top cover is a crucial component of any beehive. Often referred to as a “telescoping cover” because it extends past the main hive walls, it is this part that protects the bees and their comb from the elements like rain, snow, sleet and hail. It also allows the beekeeper to gain access to the hive for inspections.

In this video, I show you how to assemble a standard telescoping cover using a kit that includes four sides, a plywood top, and a metal cover. If you have any questions, please feel free to leave comments.