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Offline BEES4U

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1/01/2009
Happy New Year!

Here are its features.
1.0 It fits onto U or W pallet clips.
1.1 It fits under a 10 frame non-migratory hive as its bottom.
2. It has the same dimensions of a 10 frame brood chamber.
2.1 It has a ¾” bee way space.
2.2 It has 1/8” hardware cloth.
2.3 The mites drop at least 2.0” onto the sticky board.
3. The sticky board grid paper is supported by a removable 1/4", (3/16"), water proof plywood.
4. 0 The plywood support board is removed from the front of the hive!
4.1 The front access makes it useable on all four hives of a migratory pallet.
5. It can be used as a screened bottom board.
6. The removable board can be left in for wintering or the application of miticides
7. It works with the powdered sugar method of controlling mites known as the Dowda method.
8. It works for those that like to fog their bees with FGMO.
Comments are welcomed!
Ernie
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Offline Carriage House Farm

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How about a migratory pallet with everything built in with clips just like Brushy Mountain's SBBs for use with plastic corrugated sheets?

Like these:

http://www.prestoimages.com/store/rd176/176_pd1789150_1.jpg

These are Alpha6's
Richard Stewart
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North Bend, Ohio

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Thank you.
I could not see where the sticky board is located.
It is a nice SBB.
Ernie
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He has metal clips underneath the edges of the screen...on the bottom.  You simply slide a corrugated sheet underneath. (Edit:  Maybe he ran dados....I forget.)

I was going to use this idea in February to build four test pallets.  When I do, I'll be more than happy to share photos and thoughts.

The big concern with this design that I have seen posted is the lack of substantial surface area for contact with with pallet fork and if you get a bad tilt they rip the screen.  So it sounds like you need to be careful when loading and offloading.

You need a better design I think, that allows for the lowest common denominator in terms of operating. KISS.  Benefits of the SBB but structure no different than a normal plywood pallet bottom.
Richard Stewart
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The big concern with this design that I have seen posted is the lack of
You have a very good point about the forks and hardware cloth.
if you tear the hardawre cloth with my design the pallet deck would have to be destroyed.
Ernie
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