Mouse Guards Installed

Several weeks back, I inspected the hives, and in one of the empty nucs, found a mouse nest – with a single mouse living within.  I had forgotten about installing mouse-guards when I was reducing the hive entrances and adding covers under the screened bottom boards.

I did a quick check in the hives before installing the mesh.  It is 1/4″ hardware cloth – simply bent to a 90 deg. angle, and stapled across the entrance.  Not rocket science – just a block to keep the field mice from using the hives for shelter, warmth, and food.

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Mouse guards - Installed

Mouse guards – Installed

Mouse Guard Installation

Mouse Guard Installation

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