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Why I use hydrogen peroxide

I just read an article on nine uses of HYDROGEN PEROXIDE. So, I wanted to write this quick post on how I use hydrogen peroxide for beekeeping.
Bee Base (British scientific source for beekeepers) lists washing soda as an effective washing ingredient (Best Practice Guideline No. 3 – Apiary and hive hygiene (updated September 2011)). Washing soda and water even dissolve propolis. Disinfecting the hive bodies is a different matter. I used to use bleach to disinfect my hive bodies (20 minutes in household bleach and water solution (1:6), as described in Bee Base Information Sheet. Unfortunately, the (more…)