The dual manipulation cloak cloth is ideal tool for hive inspections. When opening the hive one is placed across the top of the box. This keeps the bees in the dark and happy and includes a metal frame that hugs the outer edges of the hive. As your inspection progresses through the hive it assists in keeping the bees under control and reduces boil-over. Will also reduce the number of bees on the top bars, helping prevent the crushing of bees when replacing boxes and supers.