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Black Mildew/Mold  

Troy Garner
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Upon inspection, I have some of this mildew inside one of my nuc boxes.  The bees seem like they are fine for now.  Once I move the bees to larger box when it is warmer, I wanted to ask what people use to clean this out.  Worried diluted bleach will clean it, but leave a smell the bees won't like.  Thought about soapy water, but wasn't sure about residual smell either.  TIA for letting me know what you have used in the past.

This topic was modified 5 months ago by Troy Garner
Posted : 01/03/2020 12:30 pm
Steve Rudolph
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As I understand it, the bees will clean that up.  It caused by a lack of airflow in the hive and too much moisture.  Leave the bees in there and they will clean it up.

Posted : 02/03/2020 9:15 am