National Hive These panels of mesh are designed to fit perfectly into a national style hive. Please email us if you wish to order a bespoke size of any of our beekeeping materials. Varroa Mesh A common problem in modern beekeeping is the presence of the dreaded Varroa mite. Varroa mites are an external parasitic mite that attacks honey bees these attacks cause a disease known as Varroatosis. They can only thrive in a honey bee colony and, if unchecked, can spell the end of a hive. The solution is simple – a woven wire mesh flooring. As the mites fall off their bee hosts they will fall through the mesh. This will prevent them from crawling back up to the bees (as they would be able to with a wooden floor). Up to 60% of mites could be removed from the hive with this simple approach. Mesh also provides essential ventilation for the colony. Many beekeepers around the country are using this mesh to rid themselves of the unwelcome varroa mite. Plain Weave Plain weave woven wire cloth is used for the majority of wire cloth woven by The Mesh Company. Each warp wire crosses alternately above and below every weft wire and vice versa. Warp and weft wires are normally of the same diameter. Plain weaves are used for the majority of commercial applications and for filtration where a high flow rate is required.
#8 MESH X 0.7MM WIRE X 2.48MM APERTURE
61% OPEN AREA – 1.96 KG/M2 – GALVANISED STEEL
WOVEN WIRE MESH VARROA FLOORS
NATIONAL HIVE – 450MM X 450MM X 8 SHEETS
IDEAL FOR STOPPING THE VARROA MITE