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Author Topic: Winter die off hive and dead bees and mold  (Read 350 times)
gdog
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« on: May 15, 2013, 08:34:39 PM »

I have three deep supers full of dead bees and mold. Should I clean them and pull all the dead bees and wash off the mold or will the new bees just clean it up like new or almost new?
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« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2013, 09:45:06 PM »

I'd give the woodenware some TLC, particularly I'd try to scrub off as much mold as possible.  I don't think it will ever completely go away, though.

If there's someone available to hot-wax dip those boxes, I'd definitely go that route.
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« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2013, 10:12:07 AM »

The bees will clean it up if you give it to a strong hive.
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