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  1. #1
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    Default Last pull, what to do?

    I'm pulling some of my supers out of production for the year, what are different methods to clean up the "wet cappings"?

  2. #2
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    Kalamazoo,MI
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    Default Re: Last pull, what to do?

    Capping's spinner, some of the old extractors can be changed over to one. Spread them out in a flat tray on top of the picnic table, far away from your hives.

  3. #3
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    Default Re: Last pull, what to do?

    Well my method caused alot of comotion. I set a table out about 200 ft. away and placed about 8 supers on there sides on it. Fearing the bees would get in a robbing mode, I put reducers on all the entrances. Maybe after dark I'll bring them in the garage to stop the mayhem.

  4. #4
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    Default Re: Last pull, what to do?

    I use a small tray for cleaning them up sometimes, 8 supers would bring the whole neighborhood over to our place in a hurry!
    For wet supers we place them back on the hives for a day to get them cleaned up. Then on to storage.

  5. #5
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    Concord, CA
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    Default Re: Last pull, what to do?

    I store my supers wet.
    The capping we rinse, & melt down after they've drained.
    Dan

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