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Offline DaveKow

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Bees through the Screen
« on: May 07, 2008, 05:14:52 PM »
Just hived package Tues.  Was mowing around hives today and noticed bees seemed to be falling out the bottom of the hive.  I assume that the screen wasn't secured well enough and when I dumped the bees, the screen let loose.  I don't have a spare bottom board.  Now I am wondering what steps I need to take to attach a new screen. 

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Dave

Offline randydrivesabus

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Re: Bees through the Screen
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2008, 05:24:55 PM »
can you just reattach the screen? or replace the screen with a new piece or with a solid bottom...like a piece pf plywood?

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Re: Bees through the Screen
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2008, 05:32:26 PM »
I guess my biggest concern is disturbing the hive so soon.  Do I just take the whole hive and set in on my top cover while I replace the screen?

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Dave

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Re: Bees through the Screen
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2008, 05:35:56 PM »
is it one deep? then what you say should be no problem. have all your fixing materials ready to go. It shouldn't take but a few minutes to fix.

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Re: Bees through the Screen
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2008, 05:56:50 PM »
No worry lots of beeks run hives with no bottoms  :-D

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Re: Bees through the Screen
« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2008, 08:54:47 PM »
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No worry lots of beeks run hives with no bottoms

Heheh....my first thought too.

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Do I just take the whole hive and set in on my top cover while I replace the screen?

That's what I would do.  I would probably wait until when the hive is at its smallest (for one of mine that would be 2 or 3 mediums high).
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