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I want to build a hive with things I have on hand.
I have a roll of screen door wire. It is painted black.
Will the holes be to small for the mites to drop lthrough?
 

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I want to build a hive with things I have on hand.
I have a roll of screen door wire. It is painted black.
Will the holes be to small for the mites to drop lthrough?
Not much solid is going to make it through screen door wire...not even a mite!

Most folks use #8 hardware cloth for their SBB...that's a wire every 1/8th of an inch, or 8 opening per inch.. Significantly larger than window screen material.
 

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I build my hives out of lumber; plywood or one by dimensional lumber. How are you going to build hives out of screen door wire?
 
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