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  1. #1
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    Ok well i have read a bunch of stuff about pollen traps. They say to use something that is 3/16 inch holes in it. Well i drilled out some plastic, but 3/16 looks so small...does anyone know if that is the right size. Is 3/16 to small for the bees to crawl throguh

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    chris

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    Usually pollen traps use #5 hardware cloth. I can't gaurentee it but I think #5 hardware cloth is 7/32th of an inch holes but they are square. I'm not sure if 7/32th is large enough if it's round.

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    chris Brushy Mountain carries the #5 and #6 wire you want...

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    3/16= 0.1875 in
    7/32= 0.2188 in
    mesh 5 cloth should have a hole measuring a bit less that .2 in since mesh 5 means 5 spaces into an inch, and the wires have a certain, though minimal thickness...
    So I would use either mesh 5 cloth (with its pattern of square holes) or drill 7/32 (round) holes. Though I don't see why you couldn't drill 13/64 holes...(0.2031 in)


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