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Offline mtman1849

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Today I started making screened bottom boards for my hives
« on: August 18, 2008, 07:08:32 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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Re: Today I started making screened bottom boards for my hives
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2008, 07:24:02 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.    :-D

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Re: Today I started making screened bottom boards for my hives
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2008, 08:55:48 PM »
If you've got SHB a West SHB Trap added now would be really nice.

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Re: Today I started making screened bottom boards for my hives
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2008, 09:17:34 AM »
1/8 inch is #8 hardware cloth. They are the same.

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Re: Today I started making screened bottom boards for my hives
« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2008, 09:34:05 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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Re: Today I started making screened bottom boards for my hives
« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2008, 07:14:19 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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Re: Today I started making screened bottom boards for my hives
« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2008, 09:07:21 PM »
Our local Ace Hardware stocks it.

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Re: Today I started making screened bottom boards for my hives
« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2008, 09:55:55 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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Re: Today I started making screened bottom boards for my hives
« Reply #8 on: August 20, 2008, 12:59:46 PM »
 Both Ace and True Value stock here.
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Re: Today I started making screened bottom boards for my hives
« Reply #9 on: August 20, 2008, 01:03:28 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.
Everyone said it couldn't be done. But he with a chuckle replied, "I won't be one to say it is so, until I give it a try."  So he buckled right in with a trace of a grin.  If he had a worry he hid it and he started to sing as he tackled that thing that couldn't be done, and he did it.  (unknown)

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Re: Today I started making screened bottom boards for my hives
« Reply #10 on: August 27, 2008, 07:18:38 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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Re: Today I started making screened bottom boards for my hives
« Reply #11 on: August 27, 2008, 08:28:15 PM »

Your screened bottom boards look great :-D
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Re: Today I started making screened bottom boards for my hives
« Reply #12 on: September 18, 2008, 06:29:59 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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Re: Today I started making screened bottom boards for my hives
« Reply #13 on: September 19, 2008, 06:22:51 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?