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  1. #1
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    I've been using the plastic type window screen as propolis traps on my hives and it is working great. I harvest every 2 weeks by rolling them up, putting them in a plastic bag in the freezer and then flexing them like an ice tray to get the propolis to fall out. I've been just taking it straight from there and putting it into tupperware in the cabinet. Is this ok or should I leave it out overnight to dry just in case it gets mositure in it from the freezer? The stuff I currently have stored isn't molding or anything. Maybe I'm on the right track.

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    Maybe it's just me, but I like everything to breath. I'd cover it with something that can breath. Cloth sounds good.
    Michael Bush bushfarms.com/bees.htm "Everything works if you let it." ThePracticalBeekeeper.com 40y 200h 37yTF

  3. #3
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    >>plastic type window screen

    what exactly are you referring to?

    Thanks,

    Dan
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    I used the window screen on a roll from Home Depot and then cut it to the size of the hive bodies. I just checked the Home Depot website and it's actually fiberglass not plastic.

  5. #5
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    I'm wondering, "how much "fiberglass" is in "window-screen propolis"?

  6. #6
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    Hey Propo,

    Where do you put the screens in your hives to collect the propolis?

    Thanks
    Mabe
    Buy locally, buy only humanely raised animals, eat in season, keep bees!

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    Right under the lid in place of the inner cover.

  8. #8
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    I found the same method by accident. I taped a piece of stainless screening in place of the innercover for ventilation when I moved some hives. A couple of days later when I went back to remove them and reintall the inner cover, the screen was almost solid with propolis. Stuck it in the fridge (not freezer) for a couple of hours and then rolled the up. Propolis popped right off.

  9. #9
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    We use the standard plastic propolis screens. I would thing the risk of getting anything such as zinc from galvanized screen or fiberglass would outweigh the advantages of other, non industry methods.

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