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share the funny, scary & the completely stupid things you've seen & heard
 #5734  by Justabeekeeper
 18 Feb 2020, 00:18
Always check your pockets on your bee suit BEFORE leaving the apiary and again before putting your suit in the washing machine.
A queen in a cage does not survive a 60 degree wash cycle.
 #5788  by Chrisbarlow
 24 Feb 2020, 21:45
Justabeekeeper wrote:
18 Feb 2020, 00:18
Always check your pockets on your bee suit BEFORE leaving the apiary and again before putting your suit in the washing machine.
A queen in a cage does not survive a 60 degree wash cycle.
I don't believe you will be the last to do this and you certainly wont be the first to leave the apiary with a caged queen, I am not sure about getting to the washing machine. Thats a new one on me :D .