04-23-2002, 09:02 PM
What is 1/8 inch hardware cloth. Is it like ordinary window screen. If it is different would window screen be ok to use for the miller type feeder?
04-23-2002, 09:25 PM
No. Hardware cloth is not like window screen, but I think screen wire could be used in place of 1/8" hardware cloth in the miller type feeder. If I'm not right on that, someone will correct me. 1/8" hardware cloth is the same "wire" that is used on most veils and on the boxes that package bees come in. I found some at my local hardware store. The wire crosses over each other and makes 1/8" square openings. Just watch what you try to use screen wire in place of hardware cloth. In cases such as screened bottom boards screen wire does not give a larg enough opening for the mites to drop through.
I hope this helps.
[This message has been edited by BILLY BOB (edited April 23, 2002).]