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For my wire excluders I use a heat gun to melt the wax off and for my plastic excluders I simply put them in the freezer overnight and bend them the next day and the wax splits off - what are other beekeepers doing?
 

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Same here. In the summer, I have a solar wax melter that I can fit excluders into and that works pretty good as well.
 

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They go into a solar wax melter. I don't have to do anything except put them in, then remove both them and a nice cake of wax.
 

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Clean??!! What for..they will just get dirty again. :D I just give it a once over with a paint scraper...seems to work ok.
 

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Depending on how many you have I run around 100 hives, so in the fall I warm up a 45 gallon drum 1/2 full of water and dip the queen excluders in the drum , it takes about 10 seconds and the excluders are clean and ready to go. Expanding on the warm up part I set the drum on a propane outdoor deep fryer. takes about 20-30 minutes to get get the water to temp.
 
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