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Offline cblewis

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Using old wooden ware
« on: February 15, 2011, 08:45:21 PM »
Question for everyone:

I had a fellow give me some old 10 frame shallow supers and medium hive bodies. They were used by his fater for years but he passed away a few years ago. The equipment was in an old building thst fell down so i fished some of the items out. Some of it was rotten and some in pretty good shape. I threw away all the old frames (they were unuseable) but most of the boxes seemed ok. My question is, is the stuff safe/ok to use?  No known diseases or issues with any of his bees. I admit im cheap, a rogue and always looking to "recycle" every chance i get.

Thoughts?

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Re: Using old wooden ware
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2011, 06:27:23 AM »
The really cautious would throw it away.

The fairly cautious would scorch the boxes and use them, or boil them in parafin/gum rosin.

I would just use them.

You have to consider your level of risk acceptance.  If I advise you to use them and you get AFB, you'll blame me.  :)  So I won't advise anything.
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