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  1. #1
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    Jan 2009
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    Default Bleach and Nosema

    I read in last months Bee Culture that a 10% concentration of bleach will kill Nosema spores left in a hive after a die off. The author suggests dipping the equipment. I wasn't clear if you dipped frames with drawn comb too. Is this possible? Would it harm to drawn comb?

  2. #2
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    Sep 2004
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    Devils Lake, North Dakota
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    Not sure about the frames......... but if you did the
    chlorine evaporates really fast and I doubt it would
    be an issue after a day or two.

    I know a few beekeepers that add bleach to sugar
    syrup feed to retard spoilage.

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