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some mice have tiiiiny heads. I would not put 3/8" past them- esp younger ones. mind you, that's similar to bee space so damned if you do damned if you don't. It's pretty small. maybe check out no kill mice traps if you can find. Everyones mouse pressure is different too. I welded up a frame for my bee hive, so mice would have to shimmy up the rhs legs. on such a minimalist design, I could use horticultural glue if i wanted to but it would be a bit of a mission on concrete blocks, potentialyl $$. It lasts a long time though that sticky hort glue, i think it would stop or deter mice.
Your thoughts are my thoughts also so I either have store bought mouse guards or homemade mouse guards on my hives now. I have seen mice squeeze down their bodies to escape from me though a small exit. I figure if they can get their head through, the body will follow.
 
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