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  1. #1
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    Default Patching Bee Nets

    Hey guys i got my semi nets out today and noticed a mouse got into them a bit and put a few holes in it. How do you guys patch them? I'm thinking about putting a patch on and then melting it in with a heat gun. Any other ideas?
    Nick

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    Default Re: Patching Bee Nets

    Silicone works well for putting on patches.
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    Default Re: Patching Bee Nets

    Just regular clear silicon Jim?

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    Default Re: Patching Bee Nets

    We have used regular caulking tubes of silicone with good success.
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    Default Re: Patching Bee Nets

    Had the same happen to me with the mice and I used that 3m spray glue cut some patches and sprayed it but didn't last long. I didn't think of silicone that should work and last longer

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    Default Re: Patching Bee Nets

    hot glue gun also works well
    Greg Stahlman; Stahlman Apiaries Inc.

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    Default Re: Patching Bee Nets

    HH66 Vinyl Cement to glue another chunk of screen over the holes.

    http://www.sailrite.com/HH-66-Vinyl-...A#.UtfU2CKYZzk

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    Default Re: Patching Bee Nets

    I melted a hole in my veil with a smoker ones. As a temporary solution I used a patch of clear packaging tape from both sides ( so it sticks to itself). As a long term solution - buy a new one. Although I still have and use the one I patched.

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    Default Re: Patching Bee Nets

    thanks every one for the help i patched it with silicon today. But i'm going to order you cement Arron i have heard of that stuff from a few guys thanks for the link.
    Nick

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    Default Re: Patching Bee Nets

    We used pieces of fiberglass screen and a hot glue gun.

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    Default Re: Patching Bee Nets

    Don't know what you guys equivalent is in your country but here a commercial leather worker or couch repair type guy can sew on a patch properly and it will never come off.
    44 years, been commercial, outfits up to 4000 hives, now 120 hives and 200 nucs as a hobby, selling bees. T (mostly).

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    Default Re: Patching Bee Nets

    Quote Originally Posted by swarm_trapper View Post
    thanks every one for the help i patched it with silicon today. But i'm going to order you cement Arron i have heard of that stuff from a few guys thanks for the link.
    Nick
    I know my local, Pennsylvania, International Dealership stocks HH66 Vinyl Cement for Semi Tarp repair as well.

    And that link is just one I found via google, I've never used that site before.

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    Default Re: Patching Bee Nets

    Use a square or two of stainless or fiberglass window screen...3-4 staples and a glob of silicone adhesive. It all depends on how big of a tear you have or hole. If it's just a rip...put a couple staples in the tear line(office stapler)....silicone one side & let it cure....then do the other side. Pretty easy. You could always carry a small sewing kit in the truck/tool box with some white fabric cut offs. If you get a tear in a bee suit, you can walk down the road and sew it up. Keep a piece of window screen with the needle and thread...and always keep a roll of duct tape handy for emergency situations/quick hole patches.

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    Default Re: Patching Bee Nets

    why wouold anyone want to patch the bee net? Arent those holes in there for the DOT guys to enjoy?

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