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Offline Tommyt

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I have 10 frames with Mildew ??
« on: February 16, 2011, 08:37:40 AM »
 I had stored outside 10 frames no foundation
I didn't notice the box was getting rained on so when I took them
out most have had Green mildew
I took them in the house garage and let them sit a month
I need then asap 
 I did nothing to them but I think wipe then hung them up,they are
marked from the mildew will this wake up?? should I bleach and try too dry??
Can I use them TODAY ?

Thanks
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Re: I have 10 frames with Mildew ??
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2011, 09:09:34 AM »
Yes, use them today.   Bees will clean them.

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Re: I have 10 frames with Mildew ??
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2011, 09:43:05 AM »
Allen thanks that was almost as fast as a phone call  :-D

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Re: I have 10 frames with Mildew ??
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2011, 01:06:55 PM »
I also use benomyl to kill any strange looking fungus on old frames. It is a fungicide that won't hurt bees. If you ever use bleach on frames make sure you allow 48 hours for it to evaporate off. I had no idea that bees will clean the frames of mildew for you, they can be so helpful sometimes.
I have had 2 hives for the last 3 years. I keep an emergency button on myself for allergic reactions. Beekeeping is my passion and I try to spread my love for bees everywhere I go.