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Offline Beeunique1953

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Help Hive top feeder question.
« on: May 02, 2013, 02:18:34 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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Re: Help Hive top feeder question.
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2013, 02:23:37 PM »
The bleach was sufficient.  Just make sure they don't leak and use them.
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Re: Help Hive top feeder question.
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2013, 07:31:08 PM »
I agree with MB.  :)

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Re: Help Hive top feeder question.
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2013, 08:12:10 PM »
When you use bleach, make sure you let it sit out for at least 24 hours before using it.