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  1. #1
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    Default I made a mistake using plastic mesh for my SBB

    Now I'd like to change to hardware cloth.
    Any suggestions on how to without startling the bees?
    My guess is the stapler is out, even in mid winter. Mike

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    Default Re: I made a mistake using plastic mesh for my SBB

    if you have standard hive make a spare bottom board.
    Swap and work each one, one-at-a-time.

    If you have TBH, suit up!
    Old Guy in Alabama

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    Default Re: I made a mistake using plastic mesh for my SBB

    If to can get to the bottom from underneath. Cut a piece of plywood that will fit Under the bottom. Then cut out the area you want hardware cloth on. Staple the hardware cloth to the plywood. Then screw that assembly right up against the plastic.

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    Default Re: I made a mistake using plastic mesh for my SBB

    Quote Originally Posted by jrbbees View Post
    if you have standard hive make a spare bottom board.
    Swap and work each one, one-at-a-time.

    If you have TBH, suit up!
    TBH.
    You are a ray of sunshine

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    Default Re: I made a mistake using plastic mesh for my SBB

    Quote Originally Posted by jbeshearse View Post
    If to can get to the bottom from underneath. Cut a piece of plywood that will fit Under the bottom. Then cut out the area you want hardware cloth on. Staple the hardware cloth to the plywood. Then screw that assembly right up against the plastic.
    Yeah,that's the route i'll take. Looking for really thin flat head woodscrews

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    Default Re: I made a mistake using plastic mesh for my SBB

    get wafer head screws at a drywall supply house very thin

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