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I've heard a lot about how sensitive bees are to smell. Is special care required handling the foundation when we're assembling the frames?

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If the mice have been in them and the reek of urine, I'd wash them off first.

I have not seen a problem with smells that humans wouldn't detect. Part of the advatage of wax foudnation is that it smells right because it's beeswax. This covers a lot of smells to the bees.

It's also why plastic works much better if wax coated. The bees don't seem to like bare plastic.
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