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  1. #1
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    Default making a top bar hive from a barrel quick question

    if their was soda or ice cream flavoring in the food grade 55 gallon barrel will this deter or attract bees should i just wash it out with water and it will be okay or can i use soap and water?

  2. #2
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    Default Re: making a top bar hive from a barrel quick question

    I would think that a food grade barrel would be just fine, and that if you washed it thoroughly (soap and water are fine if you rinse well) that you should be fine. We use them all the time for drinking water storage.....

  3. #3
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    Default Re: making a top bar hive from a barrel quick question

    I just made another barrel hive down here in Florida. I'm using barrels that used to contain carnuba wax.

    Here are some photos:

    Scroll down a bit:

    http://www.polkmoms.com/forum/topics...-the-honeybees

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  4. #4
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    Default Re: making a top bar hive from a barrel quick question

    that makes me feel a little better thanks think i can still catch a swarm or is it to late

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