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Hello all! I use the inverted top feeding method with a bucket that has a small screen to allow the bees to suck up the sugar water.


Sometimes, they will proplize the screen and I was wondering what the easiest way to remove the proplis is. Is there something I can use to remove it? It doesnt come off with warm water and elbow grease.

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Try putting the lid into the freezer. The propolis will harden and a sharp rap may get it to come off in chunks.
 

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Do a search for "Propolis Tincture" I beleive they use vodka or gin. Place the screen in the alcohol and warm in the oven, every once in while shake the container. I beleive the warm alcohol will dissolve the propolis. When the screen is clean you have the screen plus the tincture
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Greetings . . .

A product called "Goof Off", available at any paint store, removes propolis from my hive tool, edge of supers, and excluder. Does a good job!

But, . . . May be a little hard on the bees when used on a feeder


On second thought, Ill bet it works on mites too!
 
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