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I made some screened bottom boards today
I used Cedar wood ($0.25 a foot for the 1x4's)
Here are some pics:
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and here are some telescoping covers (minus the metal)
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I'm still in school and don't have enough time, otherwise I would of sold these. Here in Langley, people sell these for $30 each and the top covers (with metal) for $25. I would make a huge profit but my time is a huge concern. I am thinking of making some in the summer when I'm free and sell them afterwards. These local suppliers rip people off IMO!!
 

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It looks like the board that catches the debris is right next to the landing board. When you pull it out it may jam or squeegee all the debris off the board. If you lower the board down 1/2-3/4 and then put a stick on top of the board below the landing board you won't have that problem. It will also allow you to use a plastic tray on top of the board.
 

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I was bit worried about too much cold air getting into the hive in winter. During summer, I plan to remove the board so it won't be a problem.
 

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Those look nice!

for myself, I prefer to access the tray from the back of the hive. It is just easier doing most hive work from behind the hive out of the bees' flight path.

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Teal- Thanks
shinbone- that never occurred to me, I will modify it for future construction
Thanks
 
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