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Author Topic: Today I started making screened bottom boards for my hives  (Read 2483 times)
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« on: August 18, 2008, 06:08:32 PM »

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Tomarrow I will stop by Lowes and by 1/8 inch hardward cloth Primer and paint and finish hopefully will install saturday.
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« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2008, 06:24:02 PM »

If you are going to use 1/8 inch I would think you might as well leave it open, as some do.

Most SSB use 7 wire or 8 wire to keep the bees from passing thru.

Everybody do what works best for them.    grin

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« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2008, 07:55:48 PM »

If you've got SHB a West SHB Trap added now would be really nice.
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« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2008, 08:17:34 AM »

1/8 inch is #8 hardware cloth. They are the same.

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« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2008, 08:34:05 AM »

i'd call lowes before spending the gas money to find they don't have what you want. but maybe your lowes is nearby.
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« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2008, 06:14:19 PM »

well lowes don't have it so i will wait till friday and stop by this hardware store that is not part of a chain their motto is if we don't have it you don't need it
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« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2008, 08:07:21 PM »

Our local Ace Hardware stocks it.
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« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2008, 08:55:55 PM »

Sorry about that post;

Yes you are correct # 8 wire is 1/8 in..
When he said he was going to Lowes, it just struck me as 1/4 in. as that is the smallest  I have ever found at any Lowes.

Ace Hardware shows #8 in their web catalog, I have been to every Ace Hardware in a 50 mile radius, all say it is a miss print and unaviable. However they will special order me a 100 ft. roll of # 8 for something like $300.00.

I wish I had a Ace Hardware like HAB has, in hopelessly lost land, were ever that may be, that does stock # 8 wire by the foot.

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« Reply #8 on: August 20, 2008, 11:59:46 AM »

 Both Ace and True Value stock here.
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« Reply #9 on: August 20, 2008, 12:03:28 PM »

Try local Mom and Pop hardware stores.  They have been the best I've found for finding what I need.  They are a little more pricey but I think worth it.  Only place I've found 1/8" or 1/7" screen to use.  I took a measuring stick along to make sure of the screen size.
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« Reply #10 on: August 27, 2008, 06:18:38 PM »

I bought the wire this week thought I was buying gold $3.10 a foot for 24 in wide bought 5 ft  man there has got to be a cheaper way
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« Reply #11 on: August 27, 2008, 07:28:15 PM »


Your screened bottom boards look great grin
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« Reply #12 on: September 18, 2008, 05:29:59 AM »

Yo Lexington, I'm sorry it's a little after the fact, but if you're ever in Wilkes county stop by Porter's Hardware in Roaring River off of Hwy268 they got rolls of #8 hardware cloth in the basement for around a buck'89 a running foot.
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« Reply #13 on: September 19, 2008, 05:22:51 AM »

mtnman, I've been trying to figure out what those rotating things are for... in picture three by the hammer.  Is that used to add an extra entrance?
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« Reply #14 on: September 19, 2008, 05:29:31 AM »

yes it is
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