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« on: March 02, 2009, 05:39:37 PM »

Anybody got a good source for a small roll?....   google is not working for me.....

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« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2009, 05:44:17 PM »

I got my local hardware store to order me a roll. I think it was 24" x 50' for less than $20.

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« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2009, 06:00:00 PM »

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What was the name of the store?  I think I have looked everywhere and ended up buy some from Betterbee.  I believe I used #8 though instead of #5.

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« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2009, 06:16:19 PM »

Betterbee and Brushy Mountain
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« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2009, 07:11:44 PM »

My local hardware store is independent of a chain. I don't know the size number but I am talking about 1/8" mesh.

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« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2009, 10:53:17 AM »

Steve,

What was the name of the store?  I think I have looked everywhere and ended up buy some from Betterbee.  I believe I used #8 though instead of #5.



Educate me!  When you talk about #8 or #5 hardware cloth what size are you talking about in inch grid/wires to the inch?

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« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2009, 10:59:09 AM »

#8 is 8 per inch or 1/8"
#5 is 5 per inch or 1/5"
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« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2009, 12:05:26 PM »

My local independent hardware store has all the different sizes of hardware cloth in stock and they sell it by the foot.  It is worth asking around.

#8 is good for screen bottom boards, #4 for mouse excluders, and #5 for pollen traps. Assuming not small cell bees.
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« Reply #8 on: March 03, 2009, 12:39:53 PM »

My local independent hardware store has all the different sizes of hardware cloth in stock and they sell it by the foot.  It is worth asking around.

#8 is good for screen bottom boards, #4 for mouse excluders, and #5 for pollen traps. Assuming not small cell bees.

What would you suggest for use under jars feeders, I am planning designing a feeder arrangement
that permits me to feed them thru holes in a top cover but prevents them from coming up thru.

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« Reply #9 on: March 03, 2009, 12:43:59 PM »

What would you suggest for use under jars feeders, I am planning designing a feeder arrangement
that permits me to feed them thru holes in a top cover but prevents them from coming up thru.

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#8 works fine for this
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« Reply #10 on: March 05, 2009, 01:01:13 PM »

As Robo mentioned, use #8 (1/8" squares) when you want to restrict the movement of your bees.  If you make your own woodenware, use #8 hardware cloth on your screened bottomboards, ventilated inner covers, and to cover the feeding holes cut in a solid inner cover where you're going to use feeding jars or pails.  Also, you can use #8 to screen the entrance when you're transporting your colony.
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