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processing propolis?
« on: June 30, 2019, 08:08:21 pm »
anyone have any tricks for cleaning propolis?

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Re: processing propolis?
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2019, 07:36:33 pm »
rober, I have never 'cleaned' propolis.  I have put it in the freezer until I have enough to do something with it.  I know sometimes I get wood splinters in it while I am removing it with my hive tool.  I think you just use it as is.
Maybe Jen can tell us more.  I believe she uses propolis for personal use.

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Re: processing propolis?
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2019, 09:37:10 pm »
I've not cleaned it before but a quick Google search brought up a site that talked about it.  Apothobee, or something similar.  Also found out you can get $30 a pound for cleaned propolis.  Rober, do you use a propolis trap or is this just what you're scraping out?  Ted
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Re: processing propolis?
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2019, 08:49:44 am »
I've not cleaned it before but a quick Google search brought up a site that talked about it.  Apothobee, or something similar. 
I found this website https://beepothecary.wordpress.com/2014/08/18/cleaning-propolis/


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Re: processing propolis?
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2019, 09:14:22 am »
good info. thanks. I've just stated saving some for 2 people who requested it. i'm thinking about trying a propolis trap.

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Re: processing propolis?
« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2019, 11:40:58 am »
Traps are inexpensive. 

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Re: processing propolis?
« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2019, 12:28:45 pm »
I saw that. next time I need to put in an order i'll get a few.

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Re: processing propolis?
« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2019, 04:28:14 pm »
Im sorry but thats funny!  Apothobee, beepothocary!  I think i have lisdexia!   Ted
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Re: processing propolis?
« Reply #8 on: July 02, 2019, 04:44:20 pm »
I ment no disrespect to anyone who is afflicted with what must be a horrible disorder.  Just me making a joke without thinking.  Ted
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