HIVE ROOF QUESTION

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    • #3096
      JudyC
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      Hi

      We’re pretty new to bee keeping.  We have 2 national hives and on one we have found that there is no wire covering the vent in the roof.  Does anyone know what this wire is called and where we can source some in order to keep wasps at bay later in the year.  Thanks for your time. Judy

    • #3098
      Tim
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      Afternoon Judy,

      It is the same mesh as used for varroa floors (mesh floors), but I am sure that anything similar would do.

      You can buy a sheet from any supplier ( one example – Thorne’s) or you could try David Cottrill , Bee Equipment), near Kineton.

      If you cant find any just pin some thick plastic over (with holes made with nail or similar). If you have mesh floors ventilation should not be a problem anyway.

    • #3100
      JudyC
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      Thanks for that Tim.

    • #3102
      Gary T
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      I’ve found that the bees simply propolyse any grids or mesh if they can get to them so I’m with Tim; if you have open mesh floors I’d just cover the vent opening with something ‘solid’.

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