I have looked into cleaning up my hives etc, just in case there is something that I should not put my new bees into so I spoke to my very good friend and a man who got me bees last year Rudo and he sugested BeeSafe a Swedish product based on Iodene so of I went and reserached it on the internet found a company in the Czech Republic and ordered it straight away. Today we had a bit of time or I had a bit of time and got myself sorted out for cleaning up the gear, it went so well that I managed to spray or brush all my gear with this stuff. I wore gloves, had a brush to help me get into little corners or places where the sprayer did not get to, otherwise it was relatively easy to do, I layed it all out on the patio and left it all, drying and airing as I went on doing the entire collection. By the end off it all I used 2 x 750 ml of BeeSafe, which is 30ml of BeeSafe in 750ml of water.
Mike helped me put it all back into the roof space of our woodstore we have got it in two stacks super that are empty and supers with empty or wired frames, plus 5 floors right at the beginning. It feels great having done that.