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Leather Jim
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« on: August 02, 2013, 08:46:21 AM »

I'm getting ready to screen and oil trap my hive bottoms and have a question. I'm sure this has been covered but I can't seem to find an answer anywhere, will #8 hardware cloth allow beetles and mites to fall through?

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« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2013, 08:55:45 AM »

Yes....  Smiley

I think that pretty much accepted as the size of choice, the problem is usually finding it, a lot of places don't carry it, or they only sell it by the foot for an outrageous price.

My best luck has been a local mom and pop feed store.  Initially, I had them order a roll for me, last time I needed some, they actually had it in stock.
 
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« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2013, 09:15:55 AM »

Whew, that's good to hear, just bought a roll from my local feed store, kinda pricy, but figured I'd us it all sooner or later. Was afraid I screwed up and got the wrong stuff. Thanks
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« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2013, 09:18:03 AM »

You can find it on EBay. While more than I pay at Home Depot for similar mesh, its that supply and demand thing. If you spend enough time on Googling ya might save a couple dollars too.
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« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2013, 01:47:24 PM »

Never ordered from them but this is the cheapest I've found on the net.

http://www.amazon.com/Redi-Roll-Hardware-Cloth-48-10/dp/B000LF87B8/ref=lh_ni_t?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A1KE4CNC1PRDZW
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