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    Default Good Find???

    So I'm driving down the road, and a yard sale catches my eye. He had 10 medium,s, 6 deeps, and 4 shallows, most with frames, some with drawn comb, a smoker, two boxes of foundation,...............AND a 6 frame dadent crank extractor, which appears to be brand new.............all for 150. Yes, I slid to a stop, and promptly wrote him a check.......
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    Great find!! I would scorch the boxes and trash the drawn comb but that is me.
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    I would look at the comb and see if it had Fb spores....If not why destroy it?

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    Because I am not able to see AFB spores just by looking at comb and then there are a myriad of chemicals that the preceding beek may or may not have introduced into the hive and if he did did he use them according to the label?? I have used used boxes before no problem..I have never used old drawn frames unless they where mine...too much risk for the savings. IMO
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    I would lose the comb and not bother scorching.

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    I will lose the comb. what does scorching do? I was actually more excited about the extractor, the rest was just gravy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wunderdawg View Post
    what does scorching do?
    It's said to be an effective way of killing off any AFB spores that might be in the boxes.

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    The extractor at $150 is gravy. Anything beyond that is cherries and whipped cream... Not on the gravy though
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