Storing frames from dead-out

Discussion in 'Beekeeping 101' started by Hobie, May 9, 2011.

  1. Hobie

    Hobie New Member

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    Need some advice about storing frames of comb from a dead out. I had put them out for the other bees to rob, and they did a respectable job, but now there are dandelions and other flowers blooming, and they have lost interest.

    I have about 16 deep frames and 10 shallow frames. The deep frames have crystallized honey in one corner - about 1/6 to 1/4 of the frame. Some is still capped. Another maybe 1/4 of the frames is where the cluster was, and it is moldy.

    The shallow is not so bad, just crystallized honey.

    How do I store these without ending up with a moldy (or ant-y) mess?
     
  2. Iddee

    Iddee New Member

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    Freeze them for 2 to 3 days, then seal them in plastic garbage bags. The freezing will kill the wax moths and other pests. You can store them any where it's cool after that.
     

  3. G3farms

    G3farms New Member

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    Ditto, a good freezing will take care of the bad critters, then bag and tag.