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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    middleville, mi, USA

    Default fume pads

    I'm thinking of using fume to get bees off of comb when I harvest...I have 2 hives...should I have one for each hive? how long will it take to work before I can get the frames out? I use short supers on top..any good article on using it last year I just used my bee brush to get them off..and boy..did they get mad


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    rockingham, nc

    Default Re: fume pads

    it works in about 5-6 minutes. painting the top black helps too. sunlight and warm temperatures activate the fume better. Yeah I learned the hard way that brushing makes them amd. I'll always use a fume board now. Good Luck.

  3. #3
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    Dec 2007
    Ravenna, Ohio, USA

    Default Re: fume pads

    If you are science-minded person, consider getting a computer cooling fan from Radio Shack and wiring a battery pack to it. Cut out a hole for the fan in the fume board, and it will really speed up the process. Probably not worth doing for 2 hives, but many more and I would definitely consider it. That being said, we use a blower.
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