Products | APPLICATION | Beekeeping | Varroa Mesh - Langstroth Hive - 400mm x 500mm | Langstroth Hive Mesh - Woven Wire Mesh - Galvanised Steel #8 Mesh - 2.47mm Aperture - 0.71mm Wire Diameter
The Product- Woven wire mesh- Galvanised steel - battleship grey in colour. Long lasting due the galvanised protective layer- This mesh is coarse and fairly strong- Due to the amount of wires per inch, the wire thickness and the average open area %, this mesh would be suitable for use as rodent proofing- Can be bent if required. It would hold its shape if bent tightly- Cut easily with scissors, tin snips and stronger industrial toolsThe ApplicationNational Hive - 400mm x 500mm squareThese panels of mesh are designed to fit perfectly into a national style hiveVarroa MeshA common problem in modern beekeeping is the presence of thedreaded Varroa miteVarroa mites are an external parasitic mite that attacks honey beesthese attacks cause a disease known as Varroatosis. They can onlythrive in a honey bee colony and, if unchecked, can spell the end of ahiveThe solution is simple - a woven wire mesh flooring. As the mites fall offtheir bee hosts they will fall through the mesh. This will prevent themfrom crawling back up to the bees (as they would be able to with awooden floor). Up to 60% of mites could be removed from the hive withthis simple approachMesh also provides essential ventilation for the colonyMany beekeepers around the country are using this mesh to ridthemselves of the unwelcome varroa miteIN STOCK - USUALLY DISPATCHED WITHIN 1 WORKING DAY - PLEASE CONTACT US IF YOU HAVE AN URGENT DEADLINE
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