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Beeunique1953
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« on: May 02, 2013, 01:18:34 PM »

Hi I have a hive top feeder. The wooden kind. They are used and dirty. I cleaned them up. I soaked them on bleach water. But they are still dirty. I cant tell if it is mold. The varnish has split and it is down inside the cracks. I have bees coming Sunday. Can I revarnish these to keep the mold or dirt away from the syrup I am feeding the bees? I have removed the screens and am replacing them with new. What suggestions do you all have. I am new and these are my first bees. BU
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« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2013, 01:23:37 PM »

The bleach was sufficient.  Just make sure they don't leak and use them.
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« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2013, 06:31:08 PM »

I agree with MB.  Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2013, 07:12:10 PM »

When you use bleach, make sure you let it sit out for at least 24 hours before using it.
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