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« on: February 27, 2005, 07:03:35 AM »

This is a old frame and we have to clean it.

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« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2005, 07:04:51 AM »

These are the tools:

 
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« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2005, 07:08:07 AM »

We Clean the frame from old wax and other things:

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« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2005, 07:08:32 AM »

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« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2005, 07:11:20 AM »

We have to burn (softly) the frame to kill all the micro-organisms (bacterias)
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« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2005, 07:12:38 AM »

We make the holls for the wire

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« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2005, 07:15:47 AM »

And now we put the wire:



 Cheesy Now the frame is ready for the new wax but we will put the new wax the day before we put the frame in to the hive. (I will post picture whis the new wax when i will put it in to the hive) smiley
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« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2005, 07:23:26 AM »

Irca-

Very good presentation. It always helps to see pictures of some task needing done. Smiley

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« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2005, 09:15:07 AM »

Wow six (6) cross wires, I have enough keeping calm when doing four (4) which many beekeepers here use. I prefer just two (2) wires myself. Saves my sanity cheesy  cheesy Not that I've been acused of being sane in any shape or form.

 smiley  Why do you have to scorch (burn softly) your frames? Couldn't you just dip them in a hot bath with lye or bleach?

Great pictures, nice and clear.
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« Reply #9 on: February 27, 2005, 10:07:44 AM »

Here some beekeepers burn them softly and some of theme  dip them in a hot bath. I prefer not to wet the frame wood (the wood will have a longer life).
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« Reply #10 on: February 27, 2005, 01:19:58 PM »

I still don't understand why the frames need more than a good scrapeing. Is it some type of regulation in your country?

There was much talk at our last bee club meeting of dipping the hives in boiling parfin and not painting them. seems like the bees wax on the frames would be much the same thing?

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« Reply #11 on: February 27, 2005, 01:48:13 PM »

No, is not a regulation!

But if the frame was from a hive with problemes (sick) ? The fire will kill all the bacterias.
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« Reply #12 on: February 28, 2005, 09:42:16 AM »

I guess you mean AFB & EFB as the sick hives. Here we burn them totally and start again with new.
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« Reply #13 on: March 01, 2005, 01:03:02 PM »

I have never had AFB but When that day comes and im sure it will.  I wont take a chance.  Just dig a hole and add fire.  A sad fact but I would perfer to not to take a chance and spread it around even more.
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« Reply #14 on: March 02, 2005, 03:41:10 AM »

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I have never had AFB but When that day comes and im sure it will.  I wont take a chance.  Just dig a hole and add fire.  A sad fact but I would perfer to not to take a chance and spread it around even more.


My bee inspector says personally, he'd rather have AFB than EFB if you were unfortunate to have either. EFB gets between colonies, wheras AFB tends to stay in a single colony, unless you've been moving comb about etc. Hence he finds it easier to control.

I was quite surprised.

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« Reply #15 on: March 03, 2005, 01:03:53 PM »

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Couldn't you just dip them in a hot bath with lye or bleach?

Great pictures, nice and clear.
 Cheesy Al



What mean "lye"? And could you explain me what kind of bleach are you using? (Is it chemical? Or what constitution it have?)

Tnks! Cheesy
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« Reply #16 on: March 04, 2005, 08:38:39 AM »

Smiley Lye is made by leaching water thru wood ashes. A strong skin eatting soulation if one is not very carefull in its use.
Bleach is chemicals mixed to make a soulation not as strong as Lye but still strong enough to cause burns on senstive skin if one is not careful.
Here in the US it is now mixed (milder ratios) in with clearners for the home and for laundary. You don't have to buy the straight bottled stuff and get the ratio correct for the job you want to do.
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« Reply #17 on: March 04, 2005, 08:48:00 AM »

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Bleach is chemicals mixed to make a soulation not as strong as Lye but still strong enough to cause burns on senstive skin if one is not careful.
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Hmm this substance chemical, and i dont use chemical substance on my hives parts!
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« Reply #18 on: March 04, 2005, 09:43:15 AM »

Bleach, doesn't appear to effect honey. I've read on this forum where some beekeepers use it in the water the bees drink and the syrup they feed.
I don't use it myself either.
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