Re: should i use, used beekeepin equiptment?
If this same person called you about a swarm or a trap out. Would you go take the bees? For many the answer is an unquestionable yes. Yet you would refuse the box he has setting behind his shed to carry them home in. And this is Why? You will take all the comb etc from a cut out with no regard to what you are dragging home.
You can't suddenly click into hygiene mode over one tiny issue and expect to be accomplishing anything. your colony is already contaminated. and if it isn't it will be and it won't come from some old dusty box.
Stand for what you believe, even if you stand alone.