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Offline AllenF

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Re: Swarms and Colony Collections
« Reply #20 on: September 16, 2010, 11:07:46 PM »
Why would you have to wait 15 mins?

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Re: Swarms and Colony Collections
« Reply #21 on: September 17, 2010, 01:18:39 AM »
That's the minimum contact time that alcohol wipes have shown to be effective against spore formers such as P. larvae var larvae (AFB). If you don't leave that contact time then the spores can simlply be damaged but given nutritious conditions they can repair the damage

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Re: Swarms and Colony Collections
« Reply #22 on: September 17, 2010, 02:09:40 AM »
So, if you're moving between a group of hives you have at a site, is there a quicker sterilisation technique?
eg Dipping in a bleach solution?


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Re: Swarms and Colony Collections
« Reply #23 on: September 17, 2010, 02:28:22 AM »
Dip in metho and flame or dip in your smoker - instantaneous sterilisation

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Re: Swarms and Colony Collections
« Reply #24 on: September 17, 2010, 03:38:09 AM »
What about gloves, brush etc? I wouldn't want to flame up the painted handle of the hive tool...

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Re: Swarms and Colony Collections
« Reply #25 on: September 17, 2010, 09:57:44 PM »
Clorox is bleach.

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Re: Swarms and Colony Collections
« Reply #26 on: September 18, 2010, 12:29:09 AM »
hi
   wonder how the rubber chemical gloves would go.maybe heat up to much on hands and sweat.had pair on the farm for spraying.