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    Does anybody know of a source for the small round metal vent grilles as used on some models of observation hives?

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    Brushy Mt. puts them on all of their observation hives. You could call them and ask if they would sell you some.

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    Greetings . . .

    Here's a thought.

    Round vents (1-2" dia) are used in house siding. Just drill hole, push-in aluminum ("plug") vent, some have screen on back side, some dont. Look at Lowes/Home Depot w/ other vents (foundation, etc).

    Good Luck,
    Dave W

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    Sounds like a good description of what is on the Brushy Mt observation hives.

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    Rockler Woodworking has something similar for venting entertainment centers. They have a website.

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    Brushy Mountain is currently out of them, but I can buy a box of 12 for about $1.00 each. They said the hive I saw that had these wasn't being adequately ventilated and the bees were hot. Lowe's has some 2" aluminum louvered vents, but they look really big for what I want. I think I'll just cut some holes with a Forstner bit, profile the edges with a router and use fiberglass screen wire stapled to the inside.

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    I'd use #8 or #7 hardware cloth on the inside instead. That way it takes the bees a lot longer to propolize it up.

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    Greetings . . .

    I like the idea of a vent made into the wood.
    If you counter-bore from the back w/ larger bit, it might look better.

    Good luck,
    Dave W

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