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  1. #1
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    Default Cleaning Frames ?

    A friend saw I needed supers. He was downsizing so he gave me nineteen with frames. I am going to put in new foundation after cleaning them up. They have slotted bottom bars that are packed with wax. What is the best way to remove it?
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    Default Re: Cleaning Frames ?

    I'd put them in hot water just long enough to melt the wax. Could try a heat gun......but be careful as wax burns....
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    Default Re: Cleaning Frames ?

    I use the Maxant hive tool and scrape / slice each bar. Most of the wax falls out the rest I was able to push through with the Maxany.
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    Default Re: Cleaning Frames ?

    This frame cleaning tool has an end like a straight screw driver but the handle is offset. I find it great for cleaning the frames that have split bottoms. Should work on grooved as well.

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    Default Re: Cleaning Frames ?

    I put mine in the freezer and scrape em while they are cold ...

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    Default Re: Cleaning Frames ?

    keyhole saw?
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    Default Re: Cleaning Frames ?

    Frame cleaner from all the suppliers or make your own from 1/8" square key stock from the hardware store.

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    Default Re: Cleaning Frames ?

    Quote Originally Posted by fish_stix View Post
    Frame cleaner from all the suppliers or make your own from 1/8" square key stock from the hardware store.
    These are all good ideas. Thanks
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    Default Re: Cleaning Frames ?

    For all of my old crusty frames, I boil them using an old Turkey Fryer (filled with water and a tiny bit of soap and bleach) then wipe them off using an old terry cloth towel. Don't boil them too long as you will weaken the glued joints. Tey come out great and you don't damage them by scraping them off with a hive tool. Of course you won't want to use the fryer pot for cooking a turkey. It gets coated with propolis and stuff.
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    Default Re: Cleaning Frames ?

    I have a fryer and have used it to make fondant. I could just make it another beekeeping tool.
    Quote Originally Posted by Rohe Bee Ranch View Post
    For all of my old crusty frames, I boil them using an old Turkey Fryer (filled with water and a tiny bit of soap and bleach) then wipe them off using an old terry cloth towel. Don't boil them too long as you will weaken the glued joints. Tey come out great and you don't damage them by scraping them off with a hive tool. Of course you won't want to use the fryer pot for cooking a turkey. It gets coated with propolis and stuff.
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