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Entrance reduction

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Anna installed these entrance reducers in all three hives today. Without this you run the risk of a mouse making its way into your hive and making a sweet feast of all that delicious honey.

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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Mark it has been said if you can get a dime thickiness, then there is room for mice to fit. however I like the reduction, i do not think you will have to worry for mice invasion as the bees would show him a thing or two and send him back to Disney Land. if you worry about mice I would use small fencing/ like rat wire. hope to see honey in the summer. yea yea

Comment by roseanell mom Tue Dec 15 17:56:58 2009
You're probably right that mice could get in --- various spots on the internet say that entrance reducers aren't 100% effective. We'll just hope the mice think it's too scary in there.
Comment by anna Wed Dec 16 09:46:06 2009

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