Landing boards, entrance reducers and mouse guards.

Discussion in 'Beekeeping' started by alleyyooper, Nov 1, 2005.

  1. alleyyooper

    alleyyooper keeper of the bees Staff Member Supporter

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    I combined my fall/winter entrance reducers with mouse guards. Just cut the hole with the dado blade on the table saw then drive some finishing nails 3/4" long down the sides to keep a mouse from chewing the hole bigger then place two more a 1/2 inch apart.

    I've color coded my landing boards differnt colors to help prevent drifting and also place the mouse guards on the same bottom boards every time.
    The girls I know see the red one as black.

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    :D Al
     
  2. beaglady

    beaglady Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for sharing this. It loooks pretty easy to make, but functional.
     

  3. Iddee

    Iddee Well-Known Member

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    If your nails are 1/2 inch apart and the hole height is more, you don't have a mouse guard. A mouse will go through a hole 1/2 inch square. I set my dado blade to cut the hole 5/16 inch high and the width doesn't matter. A mouse needs 3/8 inch plus, a bee only needs 1/4 inch.