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  1. #1
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    How do I clean the propolis off the feeder pail screan, I have got a few hives that fill them right up the second they are done the pail.
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    I see that very often. I just heat a tea kettle full of water and pour the boiling water through the screen. It clears it up pretty good.

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    a quick application of the flame from a butane lighter was recommended by Steve Forrest of Brushy Mt who sold me mine.
    Banjos and bees... how sweet it is!

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    That's what I do. Carry a propane lighter in my tool pail and if I have a feeder with a closed screen I'll put the flame to it for a second or two and then immediately rap the lid on something close by (hive body, lid, brick weight). Might need to do it once or twice and looking through it up towards the sun can let me see its clear. I find if the feeders stay empty too long the screens get closed up and the longer the worse it will be.

    Good luck,

    Pete0
    Bena, VA

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    Thanks guys!! Appreciate the tips,..
    Ian Steppler >> Canadian Beekeeper's Blog
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    I heard alchohol (isopropyl) on a rag works well too. I haven't tried it but heard it suggested.

    Dan
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    B&C Honey Farm http://www.flickr.com/photos/9848229@N05/

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