Wire no workee

Discussion in 'Building plans, blueprints, and finished projects' started by LtlWilli, Oct 21, 2009.

  1. LtlWilli

    LtlWilli New Member

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    When all the rage was putting wire at the bottom of the hives, I jumped in with both feet...This year , I found that I need smaller holes. The given size is great for Europeans, but sadly inadequate for ferals----They come and go right thru it.
    I managed to get 8 ferals this year, and they produced well. However, when I went to take a few hives to some new fields,I got a buzz-bomber Blazer real fast. :eek: Methinks I need a smaller guage. :mrgreen:
     
  2. Iddee

    Iddee New Member

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    I don't know what you have now, but IF you are going to have screen bottom boards, you need 1/8 inch. hardware cloth.
     

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    G3farms New Member

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    If you are talking about the entrance I just use screen wire and a couple of staples.

    For long moves I made some screened top covers for ventilation. Worked good when hauling hives in the trunk and back seat of the car (this was when I was 16 to 20 years old before I had a trruck).

    G3
     
  4. LtlWilli

    LtlWilli New Member

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    I have #8 wire. I thought it would do. I had no idea about them smallish gals. :oops:
     
  5. Iddee

    Iddee New Member

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    There ain't no honeybee going through #8. You had an open space somewhere.
     
  6. LtlWilli

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    You are no doubt right...I need to pray awhile, then go out and tilt one over a ways, :oops: :oops: :oops:
    ....An aside---I think I'll suit up first. :thumbsup:
     
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  8. LtlWilli

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    .....The smallest gap will do....They are somewhat like mice and small holes....All is ok now without a sting.
    Thanks....Sorry to leave the thread hanging. :beg:
    LtlWilli