Oh when I mean air out I set my hive bodies out in the rain for a few days just to get them smell off but last year I did not have time and just put some bees in one that did not air out and they are ok too. but still let it air out.
I know with total certainty that the UGA beelab does not coat their hives, either outside or in with CN. I also bet (know) that Dr Delaplane would also recommend diluting any CN compound to be used on bee hives.
Speaking of Dr. Keith Delaplane, he had a series on the RFD channel on satelite tv about bee keeping. The best I remember they where eight parts to this show. I only got to see three of the episodes. I would like to see the whole series, if any body knows where to find it. Also I remember in one of the shows I did see, he did recommend coating the inside and outside of bee hives using copper napthenate.
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