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  1. #1
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    May 2007
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    Bow, NH
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    Default screen size for bottom boards

    Does anyone know what size hardware cloth you're supposed to use for screened bottom boards? I think it's 1/8 but I'm not sure.

  2. #2
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    Apr 2011
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    Milwaukee, WI
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    Default Re: screen size for bottom boards

    Yes, 1/8" or 8 mesh hardware cloth is something of a standard.

  3. #3
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    Default Re: screen size for bottom boards

    Thanks. I just called my local hardware store to order some.

  4. #4
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    Pueblo, Colorado, USA
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    Default Re: screen size for bottom boards

    Yeah #8 hardware cloth.
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  5. #5
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    Jan 2011
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    Shirley, MA, USA
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    Default Re: screen size for bottom boards

    After buying some from a local hardware (NOT big box!) for a top bar hive, I noticed my package bees came in boxes with #8 screen. It can be removed and sewn together with wire for bigger pieces. Handy for making all sorts of stuff; I ended up using it for bird/squirrel sunflower seed feeders with rain-draining screened bottoms.

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