Tuesday, August 2, 2016

clean mold with non-toxic hydrogen peroxide

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After hanging in a tree through winter, my 8 frame swarm trap required a serious cleanup.

I used the curved end of a Standard Hive Tool to scrape off most of the black mold. This was followed by spraying 3% concentration hydrogen peroxide, waiting 10 minutes, then wiping off the mold with a cotton rag. Shown is the migratory cover after cleanup, ACE hardware spray bottle and CVS hydrogen peroxide. I found the cleanup steps on THE MAIDS BLOG.

I wore rubber kitchen gloves and safety glasses for the hydrogen peroxide portion of the cleanup. 

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