Can you reuse Wax in the old frames

Discussion in 'Beekeeping 101' started by hbao931, Mar 16, 2010.

  1. hbao931

    hbao931 New Member

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    Hi, I have two complete hives that I have had for several years. Can you reuse the wax that is in the frames? Some of it is still new and some has been drawn out a little from bees? (I raised some bees in the past and I got these two hives from my uncle) Also do I need to burn out the super and brood boxes?
     
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    Iddee New Member

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    If you don't think the bees had afb in the old hives, use them as is. If you think there was a chance the hives died from afb, I wouldn't use any of it.
     

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    hbao931 New Member

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    I have been reading a lot about AFB, but want is the best sign of it?
     
  4. rast

    rast New Member

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    See the "sticky" thread in "pests and diseases.