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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
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    Fenton, MI
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    Default The mess that's left after a cutout

    When the void is fully clear of comb, what do you guys do about all the sticky honey that has coated everything? Leave it and seal the void?

  2. #2
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    May 2012
    Location
    Rockford, MI
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    Default Re: The mess that's left after a cutout

    Use rags to remove most of the honey and use a ganular absorbant on the horizontal surfaces and vac up. Honey is very hard to remove without using water to dillute it.
    Most often there is no other choice but to seal the honey "film" up.
    You can only do what you can do.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Stillwell, KS
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    Default Re: The mess that's left after a cutout

    I do my best to contain the mess as I work, placing heavy plastic or a tarp directly under the cutout to catch the running honey. This time of the year when the colonies are loaded and a lot of it is uncapped nectar, I'll throw old heavy towels down on top of the plastic to absorb as much of the spill as I can. Then just roll it up and pitch the mess when I am done.

    Yes you should fill the void, no you should not leave any honey or comb behind. Roll fiberglass insulation I have found works best for me to fill the voids.

    Don

    Don

  4. #4
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    Jul 2014
    Location
    Portland, Oregon, United States
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    Default Re: The mess that's left after a cutout

    An old timer told me that Simple Green is good to spray on to mask the odors to keep future swarms from moving back in. Haven't tried it myself yet.

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