[NAFEX] Honeybee question Off-Topic
Lon J. Rombough
lonrom at hevanet.com
Thu Jul 30 23:37:50 EDT 2009
I don't know about current technology, but the old queen excluders were
made of parallel rods rather than square holes. On the other hand,
the old pollen collectors used hardware cloth to scrape the pollen
pellets off the bees' legs. You might want to check with a company
that makes bee supplies on the size of the holes. Even if the holes
allow them to pass, they might discourage the bees from entering if
it's too much work.
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On Jul 30, 2009, at 8:20 PM, Mark Angermayer wrote:
I appoligize for the off-topic question, but I know there are several
on this list who keep honeybees and I have a question.
Here's the deal. I am considering enclosing my blackberry and
blueberry planting in hardware cloth. The purpose of the hardware
cloth is two-fold.
1. To keep the birds out.
2. To keep the Green June beetles out.
It's a pretty big area to enclose, but I'm tired of the pest pressure.
However, if possible I'd like to make the hardware cloth big enough to
allow the honey bees to pollinate the berries. I'm thinking the Green
June beetles are about the size of a queen bee, so my question is, does
anyone know what is the size of the holes of a queen excluder? Do queen
excluders have round holes, or are they square? I'm thinking 3/8"
hardware cloth would keep a queen out and let the workers pass through,
but I'm not sure.
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