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« on: April 09, 2007, 03:00:07 PM »

I went to true value and asked for #8 hardware cloth and they had no idea of what I was talking about. What exactly is #8 hardware cloth? I sure would like to get it before I hive the bees.
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« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2007, 03:11:36 PM »

I think you'll have better luck finding it in a craft store.
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« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2007, 03:29:27 PM »

I went to true value and asked for #8 hardware cloth and they had no idea of what I was talking about. What exactly is #8 hardware cloth? I sure would like to get it before I hive the bees.


It is sometimes called hardware mesh.  It  comes in 1/4 inch or #4 quite commonly, and I'm pretty sure you could find the 1/4 inch in the store.  #8 is a bit more rare, and is 1/8 inch.   It means that there are 8 wires to each inch of mesh. 

I've never found #8 on the shelf, but I've got it by asking for it at the area where they cut glass and screens and such. 

This page has photos of what it looks like.   http://www.twpinc.com/twpinc/control/category?category_id=TWPCAT_4&VIEW_SIZE=10&VIEW_INDEX=3
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« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2007, 03:42:10 PM »

My hardware store called it screen replacement. Hope that helps! -Danno
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« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2007, 03:43:11 PM »

Ace Hardware usually has it and wil order it . True value often has it also.
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« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2007, 03:46:19 PM »

www.mcmaster.com

True Value has it in the catalog and on the website, but McMaster-Carr has better stuff and sells by the foot if you want.
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« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2007, 03:24:22 PM »

Betterbee sells the push-in queen cage made out of plastic.  I had a hard time finding the #8 cloth also so just bought the cages.
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« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2007, 07:06:30 PM »

Betterbee has all necessery sizes #5,6,7,8 .
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« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2007, 07:25:32 PM »

I finally gave up trying to get it local.. So I ordered from betterbee. It is not a bad price for the item, but they get you on the shipping..
https://www.betterbee.com/products.asp?dept=522

I wanted the Galvanized Hardware Cloth.. ie, the metal type for the screen bottom boards I was making.
It arrive today just in time for me to finish my 2nd hive stand. It's a good quality and sturdy metal and perfect for the SBB.
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« Reply #9 on: April 16, 2007, 07:33:06 PM »

>I had a hard time finding the #8 cloth also so just bought the cages.

The #8 hardware cloth ones work much better.
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