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Got a call late yesterday from a friend of mine about some bees that had moved into a shop-vac at his dads house. So I went and got them this morning. Very easy job and very calm bees. Best part is this guy (the dad) is a retired beek. Ran about 70 hives back in the day. I left the bees at his house. He is going to get out his old equipment and help me do inspections when I come to check on them. :thumbsup:




All happy in their new home.

 

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I like to use the standard 2x4x8' stud. I like to keep things cheap when I can. Cost less than $2 to make. Not counting the hardware cloth. Most of the time I paint them just been to busy to do the last couple.
 

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Where do you get your hardware cloth from and what kind of prices are you getting? I found some at the Ace in North Arlington, but they are a bit expensive.
 

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I get it at the local Ace. I haven’t bought it in a few months but the last time I bought it, it was $2.79 a foot.
 

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Try hardware and tools .com I don't remember what I paid for it now, but it was pretty reasonable even with shipping.



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I like your BB too. Can you show us a picture of the back of your bottom board, or explain what it looks like? Do you have room for a sticky board under it? Thanks. Paul

I get my #8 wire at Ace Hardware. It's 36" wide and sold by the foot. I use the off cuts for various things like covering openings when transporting hives, and as the connector material between hive parts with 1/2" staple gun staples to keep the pieces aligned when transporting. quick, reusable and strong.
 

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I didn't think my BB would cause such a stir. :)

Give me a couple days and I will make one with full layout and construction pics.
 

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what size is the hardware cloth you use? the smallest i can seem to find is 1/4 inch and it looks too large to me.
 

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Do the bees glue frames 1 and 10 to the 2X4s?

On hardware cloth- For anything project that doesn't need a specific size of hole, I buy window screen. A whole roll was all of $3 at ace. I build a beevac, DDB, and a bunch of screens for entrances.

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if the aluminium window screen will work i'll get it. I did manage to find some number 8 or 1/8 inch hardware cloth.

I thought the window screen may be too light for the bottom board... thought maybe critters l;ike skunk or racoons may be able to damage it easier.
 

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I wouldn’t use window screen. Mites and debris can’t fall thru it. # 8, 1/8”, or 3mm :D in your case is what you want to use.
 

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Do the bees glue frames 1 and 10 to the 2X4s?
No. There is bee space between the 2x4 and the frames. Can’t recall any burr comb being built between the two either.
 

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Hambone thanks for sharing!

Looks like a quick, cheap SBB that would support the hive better than the ones I have make from 1" boards.
 
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