Mud Dauber in foundation
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  1. #1
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    Default Mud Dauber in foundation

    I have some plastic foundation that mud daubers have made some deposits. I have soaked and brushed them. It still has some deposits in the cells. How can I remove it without ruining it?

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  3. #2
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    Default Re: Mud Dauber in foundation

    I had some get into an empty nuc with foundation. There were four spots I cleaned fairly well thinking the bees would take care of what you are describing. They did not. If it happens again I am going to just cut it out with a hole saw or a jig saw. I'm pretty sure they will then fix it. Let us know how whatever you do works out.

    Alex
    Ten years of Beekeeping before varroa. Started again spring of 2014.

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    Default Re: Mud Dauber in foundation

    Those mud daubers are real jerks. J

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    Default Re: Mud Dauber in foundation

    Get a stiff scrub brush. Use soap and water.
    Michael Bush bushfarms.com/bees.htm "Everything works if you let it." ThePracticalBeekeeper.com 42y 40h 39yTF

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    Default Re: Mud Dauber in foundation

    I had tried that earlier. Then after reading your answer I soaked them for 2 days and then used Dawn and it worked. Thanks.

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