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  1. #1
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    Aug 2009
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    Livingston County, NY
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    Default Bleach solution on old drawn comb???

    Anyone spray bleach solution on comb w/good results?

    What strength?

    How long to dry?

    How affective would this be on combs that were in medicated? would it void the ill affects on micros?

    Sunbleaching combs anyone?
    Rmns 1:16/Prv.3:5,6/ Beegan BK May 09/ Zone 5b
    I have NOT failed. I have only found many many ways that do not work!

  2. #2
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    Sacramento, California
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    Default Re: Bleach solution on old drawn comb???

    Why do you want to do this?

  3. #3
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    Corvallis, OR
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    Default Re: Bleach solution on old drawn comb???

    I had a hive die in February with solid evidence of nosema - brown spots all over, lethargic bees with distended bellies.

    I removed the pollen frames and sprayed everything else with a strong bleach solution, waited a few days, then ran the frames through an extractor to get the bleach solution out (but left cappings on the capped honey). Aired the frames out for a month, then dumped in a package two weeks ago. Too early to say if there will be long-term effects, but they are doing well so far.

  4. #4
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    Default Re: Bleach solution on old drawn comb???

    I need comb for expansion. I have 500+ drawn comb. Hoping to use what I can without regret.
    Rmns 1:16/Prv.3:5,6/ Beegan BK May 09/ Zone 5b
    I have NOT failed. I have only found many many ways that do not work!

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