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    Hello All

    I am in a debate with my wife. I say the containers (bears, squeeze bottles etc.) from the supply houses are ready to put honey in, she says they need to be washed or at least rinsed with bleach water to sanitize then rinsed again. Can we get a survey on what everyone else does?

    Thanks
    Phillip

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    Join Date
    Dec 1999
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    DuPage County, Illinois USA
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    Hi Phillip -

    I was told years ago that they are ready for filling just as they are. I do not wash mine.

    Regards,
    Barry

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    May 2001
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    Waynesville, NC
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    This is my first honey crop, but on my wife's sugestion I simply rinsed all of my containers(glass jars, plastic jars, and plastic honeybees) with hot water and turned them upside down on a clean towel to dry. I have no idea if this is proper, but I would hope that the supply houses wouldn't sell us containers contaminated with residues. Someone please tell me if I should do more to clean them.

    Rick

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    Aug 2002
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    Lineville Iowa
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    i am a newbie on beekeeping
    but i have found that washing and rinsing the buckets and other containers out with tap water and turning them upside down in the sun to dry works well .
    Zeke

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    May 2000
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    Fremont, New Hampshire, USA
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    I get my glassware from Maxant in Ayer, MA.
    The glass is crystal clear and very clean. I bottle directly into them.
    The caps however, always are a bit "dusty" so I rinse them before use.
    I give the plastic a good "look" and
    if it's clean, it's filled!

    [This message has been edited by The Honey House (edited August 31, 2002).]

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