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  1. #1
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    Question Teatment for AFB

    Years ago there was a gas treatment for AFB infected comb. As I understand it the combs were put into a chamber and a gas was used to clean it of AFB spores. Does anyone remember what that gas was and why it is not in use today? Thank You Rick
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    They do still use it. It's Ethylene-oxide. Some states have chambers and some don't.
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    Hummm...

    What's the flip side... why is it not used in all states?
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    It is expensive. The chambers cost money, qualified technician to run it costs money. Then you have a low demand for it.

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    Thanks Micheal... My brother in law was telling about it and how much the bees loved the comb that was cleaned with it but couldnt remember what it was ...Rick
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