Hot hive 100% better - thanks Tecumseh.

Discussion in 'General Beekeeping' started by Bens-Bees, Jun 3, 2010.

  1. Bens-Bees

    Bens-Bees New Member

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    It's been a good day. The hot hive that I added the robber screen to is now 100% better. No more getting chased, not even curious bees. Thanks for the idea Tecumseh.
     
  2. Little Man

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    I don't know what a robber screen is.So could someone please post a picture so I can know what one is.
     

  3. riverrat

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    hey tec isnt a robber screen that thick glass and acrylic window between you and the convienece store clerk :yahoo:
     
  4. tecumseh

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    I see Riverrat's humor has returned. Even I laughed at that one.... thanks.

    as I have often done... do give some applause to Iddee who's comments long ago created my interest in the topic.

    for me three scraps of wood and a bit of 1/8 inch hardware wire and some small nails and staples is the material list for a robber screen.

    glad it worked for ya' SgtMaj.
     
  5. Bens-Bees

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    Here's a link to a pic of one.

    http://www.bushfarms.com/images/RobberScreenOutside.JPG

    I just used the little bit of cutoff wood from when I trim the 1" x 6' x 8" boards down to 1" x 6' x 6 & 5/8ths" then some 1/8ths inch hardware cloth which I now have a lot of thanks to buying a full roll (110' x 5') just to get some for SBB's.

    I'm really just amazed at how well this worked to cool them off. I got into them today and nary a one came after me at all even with the top off and me pulling out a frame of brood. Amazing, simply amazing. Thanks again tecumseh. I will never again go without robber screens on the hives that are next to my front door.
     
  6. tecumseh

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    glad it worked out for ya' SgtMaj. sometimes small things can make a difference.