I am going over my hives that either did not take or failed to draw a swarm. In some, I find little white eggs, which I take to be moth eggs. The winter freezeswill kill them I know, but is there a reason to segregate them from "clean" frames for now?
---It's me. My password stopped working, so I opened a new account....Anyway, I found that the eggs just "melt" under a Bernzamatic flame. I'll have to let winter do the freezing, as I have no access to a freezer with that much room. The old foundation made a jim-dandy fire , though. :lol:
my old freezer is recyled also willie. works just fine although mine will not take a full box so I have to restack the frames almost constantly. If you get into the habit of freezing frames for say a minimum of 24 hr you will begin to have much less problems with shb and wax worms. at all time whenever I remove a frame(s) from a hive I now routinely freeze it before I reuse the frame. even frames that are somewhat damaged by wax worm are less of a problem since a good hive of bees will clean out the damage on the comb and reuse whatever is left and you have little hazard in 'the problem' spreading.
I originally obtained the freezer for storing pollen and comb honey which is still a part of it's defined task.
ps... randy oliver in one of his more recent articles in the American Bee Journal suggested that freezing may also be a good remedy againist one of the nosema twins.
Terrific!....That's encouraging to me. Funny how he bought t without knowing I needd it so badly. It's God or serendipity at work. I'll choose the former possibility, of course.
Thanks again, good guy.