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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
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    Carlinville, IL, USA
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    Default hello

    Hi,

    I am new to beeking, trying to start 3 hives this year. I'm building my own hives. Presently I'm trying to figure out how to make the bottom boards. I have window screen, will that work? Or do I need special screens.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Alachua County, FL, USA
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    Default Re: hello

    Welcome, if you are screening the bottom boards for Varroa control, so bad stuff can fall out, window screen is too fine. Screen needs to be number 7 or 8, 8 wires per inch. The plans are actually on this website.
    http://www.beesource.com/files/ipmbottom.pdf

  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2008
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    Concord, CA
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    Default Re: hello

    Welcome,
    We use 1/8" hardware cloth on ours.
    Dan

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