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cleaning [2017/08/20 02:32]
apiadmin [Cleaning PPE]
cleaning [2017/08/20 02:56]
apiadmin [Cleaning Hive Equipment]
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 If there is an immediate need in between hives or apiaries to knock down pheromone scent on gear, use smoker to cover scent. ​ Also, Febreze unscented spray can help greatly to eliminate scent from gear in between apiaries. ​ Make sure to give gear time to dry out as people tend to over-spray and get gear set or damp. If there is an immediate need in between hives or apiaries to knock down pheromone scent on gear, use smoker to cover scent. ​ Also, Febreze unscented spray can help greatly to eliminate scent from gear in between apiaries. ​ Make sure to give gear time to dry out as people tend to over-spray and get gear set or damp.
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 +People sweat wearing PPE gear.  Bees aren't often find of the smell of sweat. ​ Washing between outings keeps gear fresh and clean to prevent unnecessary distress to colonies and apiarists.
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 +Even during routine inspection, we might observed a buildup of propolis, burr or bridge comb, and general messiness frequently resulting from bee space violations inside the hives.
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 +The primary reason for cleaning equipment like this is to facilitate future inspections and activities with little to no mess to slow down or prevent those inspections and activities.
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 +The tops and bottoms of frames are easy to see this messiness and should be scraped off as you go along. ​ Collect discarded material that has been scraped into plastic bags or another portable container so as not to leave detritus on the apiary grounds to attract predators and pests.
  
 +The inner cover and hive box sides also need to be scraped from time to time.
  
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