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Hi all,

I am looking to buy some open mesh floors with a wooden insert.
Am I right in thinking there is a difference between 'varroa floors' and just plain 'omf's'??

You seem to be able to get one with a cardboard insert, but I like the one with the wooden insert.

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Yes there are a few types some good some bad beware of cheap ones that use a PVC insert too, I've used these and I don't think they are great. A good OMF should be durable made from at least 18mm cedar with a slide out tray made from 3.6mm ext grade ply.
 

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as above,but a thicker slide of 9mm tends to have less warping problems,than the thinner ply.
 

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as above,but a thicker slide of 9mm tends to have less warping problems,than the thinner ply.
Quite right hive maker, I actually use 6mm not 3.6mm which has served me well enough without any warping issues.
 

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Thanks.

Any recommendations of good suppliers? Or is that against forum rules?
Shouldn't be as it's not a 'plug'.
 

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maisemore sale had good quality seconds at decent price with wooden tray - £15.50 assembled - now sold out i think.
 

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Thanks.

Any recommendations of good suppliers? Or is that against forum rules?
Shouldn't be as it's not a 'plug'.
If you look at the names of some of the people replying it will give you some idea of who to pm lol
 

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Hi all,

Am I right in thinking there is a difference between 'varroa floors' and just plain 'omf's'??
This question seems to have been unanswered, but I think the terms refer to the same thing
 

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An Open Mesh Floor (OMF) and Varroa Floor are one and the same thing.

The latter would not fit the description if it came without a varroa inspection tray.

So an OMF with an inspection tray is by definition a Varroa Floor. Can't complain if it's sold as an OMF and comes without a tray.

Largely a case of perspective. An example from electronics: Opto Isolator or Opto coupler? It depends if your main concern is galvanic isolation or coupling of a signal. :)

Nothing like a direct answer to the original question I guess, Thanks for the heads up MA.
 

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