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  1. #1
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    Default Bee net setup, what do you recommend?

    Looking at getting my first bee net. I've been screening my hives( 125) in everytime I move them which could be a few times a year. I have a 9ft flatbed with a 5ft head board. Most times when I move my hives I only go one level, which is 25 hives on the deck of my truck, because I'm pulling a 21ft trailer which maybe 40 hives.
    My questions are how do you deal with extra netting at the deck, how do you have the corners made?
    Thanks for you comments!

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    Default Re: Bee net setup, what do you recommend?

    anyone?

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    Default Re: Bee net setup, what do you recommend?

    We get custom fitted two piece net sets made for the largest size load that we might haul. For that few of hives, though, I would just get a piece cut to the dimensions needed making sure you have plenty to tuck under and you don't run short on the corners, then rope or strap over the top of it. Perhaps a local nursery would have some extra shade netting that they would sell you, it's light and works quite well for bee netting.
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    Default Re: Bee net setup, what do you recommend?

    Bought the 60% shade cloth... working well for me.
    http://www.greenhousemegastore.com/p...th/shade-cloth

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    Default Re: Bee net setup, what do you recommend?

    Quote Originally Posted by camero7 View Post
    Bought the 60% shade cloth... working well for me.
    http://www.greenhousemegastore.com/p...th/shade-cloth
    Nice link Cam. The 60% appears quite dense, have you used it in fairly warm conditions?
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    Default Re: Bee net setup, what do you recommend?

    Almost all my hive moving is in the spring. Did move some hives to a new yard in the heat with no problems but the net was only on the hives for about an hour or so. Not a very good test. I like it, nice and light and much cheaper. Most recommendations is for 65% but I wanted a tight net because I travel through some very populated areas and I didn't want problems.
    Last edited by camero7; 10-03-2012 at 06:43 AM. Reason: added info

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    Default Re: Bee net setup, what do you recommend?

    Thanks for the link. I noticed they offered % of shading in 10% increments, do you think 50% would be bee tight? I am concerned with ventilation

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    Default Re: Bee net setup, what do you recommend?

    you will probably have a little leakage with that size, I'm not positive, since I haven't seen a sample. Maybe get the aluminet which reflects sun. Should solve that problem. I have black.

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