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Author Topic: Wet extracted honey super frames.  (Read 1336 times)
ukukachoo
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« on: September 05, 2010, 08:01:35 AM »

 Can wet extracted frames be put back on a hive for clean up while the hive is being treated for mites with Apiguard?  Will that  contaminate the frames for next year? If  I can't put the wet frames back on ,how should I store the wet sticky frames? Thank you for any help.
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« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2010, 11:22:11 AM »

i wouldn't, because they tend to track the apiguard around.  you don't want that in your honey supers.  they only need to be stored for the 4 weeks of treatment....but that puts you into october. 

instead of putting them back on the hive, you can put the supers outside AWAY FROM your hives and you house and let the bees rob them out.  if you are going to do this, it's best to set the boxes across some polls or something so that they are open top and bottom.  they'll have them cleaned out in a day.
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« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2010, 01:42:15 PM »

isnt it amazing how efficient they are
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« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2010, 06:11:52 PM »

I live inside the city limits of my town. I had four honey supers extracted and put them out by the hives for the bees to clean up. I live on the corner and have an alley separating the house behind me. I thought the police would be knocking on door. School was getting out in about a hour and my next door neighbor started mowing the grass twenty yards away. Bees were everywhere. I just knew someone was going to get stung. Luck was on my side that day. I now put them on top of the inner cover and let the bees clean them up. They clean them up pretty good. they actually will recap the honey they clean up. Then I uncap the cells closed up and then I stick them out in front of them and they remove what was left. Not much and they were done in no time. I believe it was safer for everyone, the bees included. After that you can store your supers clean from any chemicals if you use them. That was one mistake I'll never make again. Lesson learned. JP
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