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    Clifton Park, NY, USA
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    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?

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    BILLY BOB Guest

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    Hi,

    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.

    Billy Bob

    [This message has been edited by BILLY BOB (edited April 23, 2002).]

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