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Offline Sting

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Hardened Capped Frames of Honey: Salvageable?
« on: July 12, 2004, 11:51:55 AM »
I have an old super containing frames of capped honey which is about 50% crystallized.  There is also some webbing and other signs of wax moth having been present.  I would hate to lose the drawn comb.  Any advice?
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Hardened Capped Frames of Honey: Salvageable?
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2004, 12:10:10 PM »
Your best bet on salvaging the comb is to give it back to your bees and let them clean it.  I had a few frames with crystallized honey, and they cleaned them out nicely.
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Hardened Capped Frames of Honey: Salvageable?
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2004, 05:23:29 PM »
You may want to put the frames into trashbag and then into the freezer. It will kill all the wax moths or any other bugs. Then remove and let sit a little while and then return to the bees.. They will clean up the mess and not have to worry about wm!!

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Hardened Capped Frames of Honey: Salvageable?
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2004, 12:03:41 PM »
Thanks for the advice Robo & Queen Bee.
"Where the bee sucks, there suck I." William Shakespeare: The Tempest.

My apiary is about 17 kms. (10 miles) NW (back & left) of this web-cam view:  'See any of my girls?
http://www.parliamenthill.gc.ca/text/hillcam_e.html