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I had a screen between my "roof" and the top super which became loaded with propolis. I have removed the two supers in order to split my hive. Now I want to clean up that screen. The hive tool removes some but not that which is in the screen itself. Any tips?
 

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Alcohol will dissolve propolis. How best to apply that alcohol to the screen may require some experimentation. Try a soaked rag, maybe?
 

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I assume you don't want to save it -- if you do want to save it for consumption, the alcohol needs to be fit for consumption.

I would try freezing which will make it brittle instead of gooey--which works if you can twist it (like a plastic propolis trap). if you can't twist, some of it may "shake" off with a good sharp rap or two, which would leave less to dissolve.

I clean my hive tool with bleach that softens the propolis and might be cheaper than alcohol -- just dip the whole screen in.
 

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Perhaps the propolis is a sign the screen is not necessary. I would try freezing

A razorblade always cleans my j-hook hive tool back to new, takes less than a minute.
 

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I've made horizontal frames with screening for the express purpose of collecting the propolis in the same way you did accidentally. I harvest it by removing the screen from the frame and putting it inside a plastic bag and freezing it as mentioned. It then mostly breaks free easily by crumpling up the screen.

Wayne
 
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