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Screened bottom hives

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I bought a starter hive and it has the screened bottom board, and a regular bottom board. Do I use both of them or just pick one. I wan't the screened one for mites. Logically it seems that the mites could crawl back up it they fall threw to the solid bottom board? Help ya'll

Georgia Boy
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Hi GB, welcome aboard. Here's some info that might help with your decision-
the varroa mites can only jump up to 5/8", so if you place your screen bottom 3/4" above the solid bottom the mites will not be able to jump back up onto the bees.
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